Numerous "error during installation process" dialogs using automated installer on Windows 7 64 bit



  • I've just tried installing qt on Windows 7 64 bit and got numerous "error during installation process" dialogs using the automated installer, on various modules. The first error report was for qt.readme. I clicked "ignore" on all of them. There was probably 15 to 20 error dialogs in total, sometimes the same module more than once.

    Are these a problem? How can I find out what caused them?



  • Hi.
    Installing Qt is very simple.
    Don't ignore any dialogs, just accept them.
    For more information look this link.
    "here":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5/windows-support.html

    Best way to install Qt is online installer.

    Hope this helps.



  • I did use the online installer.
    There was no "accept" option. The buttons on the dialog were "retry" "ignore" "cancel". I tried retry a few times, zero success. That leaves ignore and cancel. Not much of a choice.



  • Do I need to be logged on as administrator?



  • May be this could help you.

    "Go here":http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/6135

    Hope this helps.



  • Just found the installation log file. All the errors were caused by failure to create a shortcut in the start menu. The installer gave me a choice of whereabouts in the start menu to create the shortcuts. Of these choices, the only one that looked vaguely reasonable was "accessories" so that's what I chose.

    Operation 'CreateShortcut' with arguments: 'C:\GP\Qt\5.3\msvc2012_opengl/bin/designer.exe; C:\Users\GP user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\C:\Users\GP user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Qt/5.3/MSVC 2012 OpenGL (32-bit)/Designer.lnk' failed:
    created warning message box installationErrorWithRetry: 'Installer Error', Error during installation process (qt.53.win32_msvc2012_opengl):


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    Just to be sure I understood you correctly: selecting Accessories as target Start Menu folder made the installation fail ?
    What happens if you let the default ?



  • The installation completed and I can run qtcreator but I have no shortcuts in the start menu. The error dialogs I got during the install didn't tell me what the problem was. I can paste a shortcut to qtcreator in the startmenu accessories folder as non-administrator so I think the installer has messed up the path - see in my previous post it has "Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\C:\Users\GP" - that does not look correct.

    The dialog asking about the start menu was unintuitive - I couldn't tell what it was going to do if I didn't select anything. I don't think I feel like doing the install again just to see what happens if I don't select anything.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Indeed, I missed that one. You should have a look at the "bug report system":http://bugreports.qt-project.org to see if it something known



  • Thanks for the reply. I reported it here, dunno if it's the right place.

    "QTIFW-559":https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTIFW-559


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