To successfully set up the Boot to Qt software stack, you must closely follow the instructions in this section and perform all the described tasks.
In case of problems, see Troubleshooting.
Before you install the Boot to Qt software stack, you should install the required software on the development host:
You can install the Boot to Qt software stack via the online installer. On Linux, see General Installation Issues for Linux.
Download the online installer and follow the instructions in the installation wizard. The Select components page in the wizard lists all the components that are available for your Qt account.
Select the Boot to Qt software stack for the emulator with the following steps:
- Select Qt > Qt for Device Creation.
- Select the Boot to Qt software stack version.
- Select Emulator.
- Select Next.
To finish the installation, follow the instructions in the installation wizard.
The Boot to Qt software stack provides a system image (<target-device> Linux System) and a toolchain (<target-device> Linux Toolchain) for each target device. The system image contains the Boot to Qt software stack. The toolchain is required for building and developing applications for the target devices.
Note: Building the Boot to Qt system image and toolchain are not supported on Windows. Thus the sources of the Boot to Qt software stack are available only via the Linux online installer.
On Linux, remember to allow the execution of the installer binary. You can do this by using one of the following methods:
- On the command line enter the
chmod +x <filename>command.
- Right-click the file, and select Properties > Permissions > Allow executing file as program.
Note: Do not execute the installer as a root user or with sudo.
The installer will let you select a directory where the Boot to Qt software stack will be installed. In this documentation, the installation directory is referred to as
<INSTALL_DIR>. The default installation directories are:
Available under certain Qt licenses.
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