Installing Qt 64bit and Qt Static 64 bit on Windows 7



  • I had a lot of issues figuring out where to get the Qt versions, what to install and what to compile. I found a method that works for me and I thought I'd share.

    I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. This method takes up a lot of space, but requires little thought and modification.

    The steps (I always launched msys2 as administrator):

    update-core
    
    • This should be an invalid command, but if not will update your msys2 installation.
    • Next update your msys2 installation by running
    pacman -Sy
    
    • and
    pacman --neede -S bash pacman pacman-mirrors msys2-runtime
    
    • Click the x to exit, once the last command has run. Do not type exit.
    • Run:
    pacman -Su
    
    • and again click the x to exit.
    • Now get the perquisites by running
    pacman -S base-devel git mercurial cvs wget p7zip
    
    • and
    pacman -S perl ruby python2 mingw-w64-i686-toolchain mingw-w64-x86_64-toolchain
    
    • The last command has some redundancy, so you could probably drop the perl, ruby, and python2 parts since they seem to be installed with the base-devel. Exit by clicking x.
    • Now install Qt, Qt Static and Qt creator by running
    pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-qt5 mingw-w64-x86_64-qt5
    pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-qt5-static mingw-w64-x86_64-qt5-static
    pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-qt-creator mingw-w64-x86_64-qt-creator
    

    You are now done!

    When there was an option I selected to install everything or overwrite everything.
    It should be noted that I tried multiple methods before and while I attempted to completely wipe each iteration, that did not work, from my computer there may have been some legacy components that magically made this work for me :-$

    I hope this helps someone!


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