QT newbie: Problem building Sleepyhead on Ubuntu 18.04.

  • Hi all!

    I'm trying to build SleepyHead (https://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/) on Ubuntu 1804. I don't know the first thing about developing with QT, and am having a problem I haven't been able to figure out. I've been going along installing QT modules as I encounter a problem, but can't figure this one out.

    Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: help
    Makefile:44: recipe for target 'sub-sleepyhead-make_first-ordered' failed
    make: *** [sub-sleepyhead-make_first-ordered] Error 3

    I have qt5help installed, what else do I need to do to get by this?

    there is an older binary available for a much older version of Ubuntu, but it doesn't work on this newer one, so I'm trying to build it myself.

    All advice will be greatly appreciated, in advance, too! :)



  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi @fredex,

    If you want to compile, you need the -dev packages, which contains the needed header and library files.

    So for help, thats probably qt5help-dev.

  • Ah, thanks for the prod. there doesn't seem to be a qt5help-dev package, so grasping at straws I installed the qt5tools-dev, which seems to have done the trick.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @fredex glad to hear that! So please mark this topic as SOLVED. Thanks!

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