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Old 08-10-2002, 05:37 PM   #1
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Question about QT-3.0.5

I wanted to give KDE 3.0.2 a try which requires QT 3.0.5. I downloaded the qt-x11-3.0.5.tar.gz package and untarred it to /usr/local as described in the INSTALL file that came with the tar.gz package. This created the qt-3.0.5 directory in /usr/local...I then renamed the directory from qt-3.0.5 to qt using mv qt-3.0.5 qt ..just like it was described in the INSTALL file..then i had to create a file called .profile in my home directory and set the PATH's to qt..I did it exactly as descriobed in the manual..the entries in .profile looked as follows:



I then did a reboot..logged in again as nomral user..changed to /usr/local/qt and did ./configure ... only to get an error message saying that I didn't set up the $QTDIR variable right, it would currently point to "" , but it had to point to the currenct installation directory /usr/local/qt ...which is exactly what i set up in the .profile file shown'm pretty confused, what did go wrong this time??? I'm using gcc 3.0.5 as a compiler and I am using BASH as somebody please help me, I can't seem to find any errors??
Old 08-10-2002, 06:15 PM   #2
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I think (can't check now) that in the INSTALL file they're writing about global profile (/etc/profile). Settings in this file are for all users and that's what you want, I suppose.
Old 08-11-2002, 08:27 AM   #3
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Well, they're actually talking about the .profile file in one's home directory, but maybe it'll work out that way.
Old 08-12-2002, 02:55 AM   #4
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maybe itīs not big help but i installed qt 3.04 a couple weeks ago setting the QTDIR in my home/.profile and the install worked.
maybe you could try:'source /home/name/.profile' in case .profile isnīt read while booting?
cheers, jens
Old 08-12-2002, 05:00 AM   #5
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You have 2 options you can either go into each of your users home directory and add the QT lines to each of thier .bash_profile or you can go to /etc/.(whatever)_profile and add it there
Old 08-12-2002, 05:18 AM   #6
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Thanks for your suggestions, in the end i decided to skip the installation of QT and just upgrade my existing kde installation using precompiled RPM packages..maybe I'll give qt another try later


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