Is there a way to manually update Maintenance Tool 3.0.2 ?



  • I have a Qt 5.11 installation and want to add QtDataVisualization. The Maintenance Tool is complaining it is old and wants updated however I do not see a clear process of doing so. Per stackoverflow, I did that but no clear indicator of updates either in "Update Components" (which indicates nothing to update) or "Add/Delete Components". I only see a short list of components, not the long list I expected to see.

    How do I get this updated without reinstalling ?

    Thanks !



  • @tkiprime

    Hi and welcome to devnet forum

    AFAIK it shall be straight forward. The update of the MaintenanceTool is upfront with less choices. Unfortunately I cannot see, because it is up-to-date in case. IIRC MaintenanceTool is restarted and there you get the the three entries with the choices you mention.

    Possibly you should post some screenshots for better where you got stuck.



  • Info pop-up
    info pop-up

    Clicked "OK"
    info pop-up

    Clicked "Quit" - note component page displayed behind user query pop-up
    info pop-up

    Clicked "No" - I expanded the trees before taking the screen shot
    info pop-up

    The "Update components" option just shows a label indicating nothing to update. Hope this helps :)



  • @tkiprime

    Any idea which version of MaintenanceTool you have?
    Unfortunately I cannot find a version on mine either. When do you have installed respectively which date does it have?

    IIRC some older versions reacted differently, but I cannot remember the difference :(



  • Qt did not put version information in the .exe build. Other files suggest 3.0.5 (update.rcc, components.xml)



  • I reinstalled it and has been working fine for three sessions, except now it hangs for hours trying to download meta data. Reinstalling is not a very practical solution and I will not mark it as such.

    Aside from the buggy behavior, I do appreciate the forum quick responses and Qt allowing a community edition - thank you !



  • @tkiprime

    You seem to encounter some strange behaviour.
    Hanging while downloading meta data seem to be more an issue of Internet, either directly on your side or somewhere to a Qt download site. This may also have something to do with the country you are downloading from.

    Anyway when you have removed and reinstalled Qt typically the message should be gone. A repeated message that there is an update of maintenance tool does not make sense.

    From which site are you downloading?



  • I installed the latest today, 1 Dec 2018 with the same results. My searches for a place or method to install the MaintenanceTool.exe have not produced any answers. How can this problem be resolved?


  • Moderators

    @BKBK said in Is there a way to manually update Maintenance Tool 3.0.2 ?:

    I installed the latest today, 1 Dec 2018 with the same results. My searches for a place or method to install the MaintenanceTool.exe have not produced any answers. How can this problem be resolved?

    What is the problem? If you've installed the latest, then there's nothing to update.

    Anyway, when you finish running the Qt installer, MaintenanceTool.exe will be in the root folder where you installed Qt.



  • @JKSH I have the very same problem. The MaintainanceTool states it is to old but no updates are provided for the tool. Same version here 3.0.2. I wanted to update to Qt 5.12 but no chance. I spent the last two hours trying to fix this.

    As a side note. This is not the first time. I am struggling alot with the MaintanenanceTool, very slow downloads or no downloads at all, as is now the case. This is very frustrating, and not a good user experience.

    And I double checked that the network problem is not on my side.

    Sorry for whining here, but this is getting really annoying.


  • Qt Champions 2018

    @gregorburger Most probably maintenance tool is using a bad repository (there are many mirrors, some of them are slow/unreliable). You can try this tool from @JKSH https://github.com/JKSH/QtSdkRepoChooser to select another repository.



  • @jsulm I tried using this tool. But somehow it is also not as fast as I expected.
    It seems there is some network related issue with the main qt download site (download.qt.io). Every request takes exactly one minute to get started. After that minute when data is actually transferred the download is very fast.

     time curl download.qt.io > /dev/null 
      % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                     Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
    100  3383  100  3383    0     0     34      0  0:01:39  0:01:39 --:--:--   964
    
    real	1m39,105s
    user	0m0,016s
    sys	0m0,039s
    

    I even tried it from my mobile phone (different network) with the same result.

    At least two people seem to have the same problem:
    https://forum.qt.io/topic/100503/download-qt-is-slow-from-prague-czech-republic
    https://forum.qt.io/topic/100589/maintanance-tool-won-t-show-new-packages


  • Qt Champions 2018

    @gregorburger Yes, we had such an issue last week, I hope it will work soon.



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