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  • Hey,

    i am absolutely new to Qt. And all I would like to do is to change program code and compile / build it again and finally create a .exe file out of the code.

    I am using win10 and QT Creator 4.02

    Here is the source code I would like to build:

    Now to start I would like to build the application RTKNAVI.
    That is why I opened


    with Qt Creator. Next step I pressed right click in my projects and Run -> qmake

    This was my output:
    17:02:16: Running steps for project rtknavi_qt...
    17:02:16: Starting: "C:\Qt\Qt5.7.0\5.7\mingw53_32\bin\qmake.exe" C:\Users...\Desktop\Jens\RTKLIB-rtklib_2.4.3\app\rtknavi_qt\ -r -spec win32-g++ "CONFIG+=qtquickcompiler"
    17:02:18: The process "C:\Qt\Qt5.7.0\5.7\mingw53_32\bin\qmake.exe" exited normally.
    17:02:18: Elapsed time: 00:02.

    Afterwards I pressed right click and Build

    This was my output:
    17:03:03: Running steps for project rtknavi_qt...
    17:03:03: Configuration unchanged, skipping qmake step.
    17:03:03: Starting: "C:\Qt\Qt5.7.0\Tools\mingw530_32\bin\mingw32-make.exe"
    C:/Qt/Qt5.7.0/Tools/mingw530_32/bin/mingw32-make -f Makefile.Release
    mingw32-make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/Users/Markus/Desktop/Jens/RTKLIB-rtklib_2.4.3/app/build-rtknavi_qt-Desktop_Qt_5_7_0_MinGW_32bit-Release'
    mingw32-make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/Users/Markus/Desktop/Jens/RTKLIB-rtklib_2.4.3/app/build-rtknavi_qt-Desktop_Qt_5_7_0_MinGW_32bit-Release'
    mingw32-make[1]: *** No rule to make target '../../src/debug/libRTKLib.a', needed by 'release\rtknavi_qt.exe'. Stop.
    Makefile:34: recipe for target 'release' failed
    mingw32-make: *** [release] Error 2
    17:03:04: The process "C:\Qt\Qt5.7.0\Tools\mingw530_32\bin\mingw32-make.exe" exited with code 2.
    Error while building/deploying project rtknavi_qt (kit: Desktop Qt 5.7.0 MinGW 32bit)
    When executing step "Make"
    17:03:04: Elapsed time: 00:01.

    So I guess my main error is:
    mingw32-make[1]: *** No rule to make target '../../src/debug/libRTKLib.a', needed by 'release\rtknavi_qt.exe'. Stop.

    I do not know how to solve that error. I would appreciate it if somebody can check building the code avilable at the above mentioned Link. And explain me a little bit more detailed what to do in order to create a .exe file out of the code.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome
    I just tried with Qt 5.6 on win 10.

    I just open the and pressed run.

    then i got ( after 600 warnings :)

  • try skipping QtCreator all together, open the command prompt, type:

    echo on
    cd "C:\Users\Markus\Desktop\Jens\RTKLIB-rtklib_2.4.3"

    qtenv2.bat might have a different name ( I use MSVC )

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    i use mingw
    i have
    so seems ok.

  • Wow thanks for that fast help!
    I tried this one again but it did not work (got some errors)
    echo on
    cd "C:\Users\Markus\Desktop\Jens\RTKLIB-rtklib_2.4.3"

    however I just downloaded all the files again and just
    "open the and pressed run.
    then i got ( after 600 warnings :)
    -> it worked!

    One more question here. I have a Qt account which will expire within 30 days.
    What Qt account / license do you guys have is there any license which is unlimited allowing me to use Qt creator?

    Thanks again!

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    The open source will not expire

    Not sure if commercial will become open when expire.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion


    No it doesn't automagically become Open Source.

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