Old Project Requires Configuring



  • I tried opening an old project by double clicking on the .pro file. QtCreator opens and displays a message that the project requires configuration; however, there are no valid kits and nothing to import. I had to change kit on another project to get Qt 3D to work. Where do I start and what do I need to provide you.


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    Hi,

    What version of Qt are you using ?
    How did you install it ?
    For what platform are you trying to compile ?



  • @ofmrew
    Do you observe same when you create a new project?
    If yes, then you don't have any compilers/compiling related libs on your env.



  • To tell the truth, I am not sure.

    The Help>System Information shows:

    Qt 5.10.0 (x86_64-little_endian-lp64 shared (dynamic) release build; by GCC 5.3.1 20160406 (Red Hat 5.3.1-6)) on "xcb"
    OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [linux version 4.4.0-21-generic]

    Architecture: x86_64; features: SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4.1 SSE4.2 AVX AVX2 RTM HLE

    There are Qt5.7.0, Qt5.8.0 and Qt folders . In Qt there is a 5.9 folder; however, there is no Qt5.10 that I can find.

    As to how I installed Qt, frankly, I am not sure. I think I used the package included with the Mint Linux Software Manager because the Kits referenced version 5.5. I have always used the maintenance tool to up date.

    I have no problem creating a new project. When I start a new project I get:

    Starting /home/XXX/build-NewTestingProject-Desktop_Qt_5_9_0_GCC_64bit-Debug/NewTestingProject...

    I new fact I just found: If I open QtCreator and open one of the Recent Projects, it opens and will compile and run. If, however, I open a project, not in the Recent Projects list, by double clicking on the .pro file I get the above error.

    Is there something else I need to provide? One place shows I am using 5.10, but another 5.9.



  • I found out what the problem was: I was trying to open the .pro file outside of QtCreator, I was using the file viewer to find the .pro file and double clicking on it. So, this part of the problem is solved.

    Why do I not see a 5.10 folder and why is the build pointing to qt_5_9? I do not see any Kit with Qt_5_10.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Your current Qt Creator was built using 5.10 that doesn't mean you have 5.10 installed. Check that with the Maintenance Tool application.



  • @SGaist I have run the maintenance tool multiple times before I posted. Should I see a Qt5.10 or not and how do I confirm which version I have installed? (Mint Linux).


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    You have three choices when running the tool:

    • Add/Remove components
    • Update
    • Remove everything

    Choose the first one, you'll see what you have currently installed and what you can install.

    By the way, did you use the Online or Offline installer to install Qt ?



  • @SGaist As I stated in an earlier post: As to how I installed Qt, frankly, I am not sure. I think I used the package included with the Mint Linux Software Manager because the Kits referenced version 5.5. I have always used the maintenance tool to up date.

    I did the following: QtCreator Help>Check for Updates was selected and the progress bar was shown, but no widow appeared. Does that mean that there is nothing to update? I still do not know what version I have installed?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    If you don't know how you installed Qt in the first place it's going to be pretty difficult.

    What Qt versions are listed in your Qt Creator settings ? Where are they located ?



  • @SGaist This may sound stupid, but where do I find the QtCreator settings.


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  • @SGaist I looked and everything is Qt5.9 of earlier. I cannot find 5.10 on my computer. Now what? I am thinking of changing my Win 10 computer to dual boot, so I will need to load Qt on the new Mint Linus version. That should solve all the problems. I guess that the online loader will be the the best way to install Qt.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Why not just use the online installer ?


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