LKBEN11162: Howto install the qt development kit on debian 5.0 Lenny (qt creator)


You want to install QtCreator on debian or kubuntu




This is a wonderfull development environment for windows, Linux and more

Go to the trolltech (now Nokia) website and make a download of the development kit.

In my case it was the file "qt-sdk-linux-x86_64-opensource-2009.03.1.bin". Save it in your homedirectory as a normal user. After the download you need to make it executable with

chmod +x qt-sdk-linux-x86_64-opensource-2009.03.1.bin

Now you can run the binary.


I installed it in my homedirectory under qtsdk-2009.03 which is the default.

When you start qtcreator (located in the bin directory of the qtsdk installation) you can start your first program.

I needed to install some extra libraries to get the first program working. Because of the cannot find -lSM -gObject -libext error messages. After installing the following libraries I could compile the first programs.

apt-get install libxft-dev libfreetype6-dev
apt-get install libgee-dev
apt-get install libslang2-dev
apt-get install libsm-dev
apt-get install libextractor-dev

Have fun with Qt development.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.