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Another unofficial Qt installer

Project description

OS Status
MacOS macos
Ubuntu ubuntu3
Python2 ubuntu2
Windows windows

This is an utility replacing the official graphical Qt installer. It can automatically download prebuilt Qt binaries for any target (you’re not bound to Linux binaries on Linux; you could also download iOS binaries). It’s working on Linux, OS X and Windows.


Dependencies: python, 7z

It is required p7zip for windows, 7zip for mac or p7zip-full for Ubuntu.


General usage looks like this:

aqtinst [-h][--help] <qt-version> <host> <target> [<arch>]
python -m aqt [-h][--help] <qt-version> <host> <target> [<arch>]
  • The Qt version is formatted like this: 5.11.3
  • Host is one of: linux, mac, windows
  • Target is one of: desktop, android, ios (iOS only works with mac host)
  • For android and windows you also need to specify an arch: win64_msvc2017_64, win64_msvc2015_64, win32_msvc2015, win32_mingw53, android_x86, android_armv7

The Qt packages are installed under current directory as such Qt<ver>/<ver>/gcc_64/ If you want to install it in C:Qt as same as standard gui installer default, run such as follows:

C:\> mkdir Qt
C:\> cd Qt
C:\Qt\> aqtinst 5.11.3 windows win64_msvc2017_64

Example: Installing Qt 5.12.0 for Linux:

pip install aqtinstall
cd /opt
sudo aqtinst 5.12.0 linux desktop

Example: Installing Android (armv7) Qt 5.10.2:

aqtinst 5.10.2 linux android android_armv7

Example: Show help message

aqtinst -h

Supported CI platform

There are no limitation for CI platform but currently it is tested on Azure Pipelines.


This program is originally shown in [Kaidan project]( A project aqtinstall extend the original to run with standard python features with Linux, Mac and Windows, to be tested on CI platform, and to improve performance with a concurrent downloading.

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