I've tries sudo apt install qtcreator and menu / preferences / add/remove software - search qtcreator, check qtcreator, apply

both seem to install qtcreator ok. But it can't find any qt kit.

which qmake is in /usr/bin and is a softlink to qtchooser but when I Add it as a kit, it says

The qmake executable /usr/lib/qt5/bin/qmake could not be added: qmake "/usr/lib/qt5/bin/qmake" is not an executable.

is there something further I need to sudo apt install ? qtcreator seems to have several libqt5*5 libraries that are pulled in as dependencies and are already there...

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The qtcreator package from apt only installs Qt Creator without any Qt installation. To use Qt Creator for development on Raspberry Pi, you must install Qt separately. I found this guide that explains how to install Qt 5 on Raspberry Pi through apt package manager.

Alternatively, you can build Qt from source (the link is specifically for building Qt 6 from source) but this might take a very long time if you're building it directly on the Raspberry Pi.

  • I've found this works on latest (as of 2022/07/01) 32bit standard raspi os: sudo apt install qtcreator qtbase5-dev qt5-qmake cmake libasound2-dev (asound is for alsa midi) Jul 26, 2022 at 17:40

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