Install QT on Linux Mint : the short way

(very short)

If you come straight from web development and worse, from Windows like me, you might get scared by discovering how painful it is to install things on Linux sometimes, especially the ones you need most, like your dev environment. Erf.

I had a hard time installing QT. First try, no kits. Second try, no kits. No way to locate this #$*ù@# Qt Maintenance tool to add kits and other stuff I need… Okaaaaayyy. Breathe in. Don’t break any computer screen. Breathe out. Maybe this is not the right way to do that.

Obviously, the posts that talk about it only give solutions that do NOT work on my machine, it would be too easy.

But “installing” is really not so hard. It’s just a pain in the ass to find out the right instructions actually ! So, if you have to install QT, whatever your plateform, just follow this link to make a miraculous install of a magical installer : https://www.qt.io/download-qt-installer

And… That’s it. Pretty easy, right? You don’t need to install tar achives or snaps or whatever. This software installs anything you’ll need to use the QT framework, including the tools and add-ons.

And guess what? The Qt maintenance tool is tidy, in the Qt folder where you chose to install Qt (no need to do archaeology as on Windows to locate it !).

That was the quick tip of the day, hope this will help someone !


Hi ! I'm a junior IoT developer and UX designer. Living in France, mother of 2, bookworm, cats lover, Flutter girl, yada yada yada. The usual stuff. Let's talk about code !

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