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How to do a clean uninstall and reinstall of Qt SDK

I successfully reinstalled Qt SDK with the following simple steps:

  1. Start SDKMaintenanceTool
    1. $ sudo QtSDK/SDKMaintenanceTool.app/Contents/MacOS/SDKMaintenanceTool
  2. Remove all components

The tool’s dialog window will show up. In the dialog window select Remove all components, continue and uninstall the SDK (on other OS just start the SDKMaintenanceTool).

By comparing the filesystem before and after the uninstall, this uninstallation only removed the QtSDK directory.

When reinstall, make sure to check the box remove the old Qt Creator’s setting in the installation interface.

Note on the reinstall issue – bug #QTSDK-834

After uninstalling the previouQt 4.7.3 (or older versions) with the option to remove all the previous settings and resintalling a new one Qt 4.7.4 some components are not found and some part of the build reports a qmake error due to the mingw-g++ not found. Note that in most of the other cases mingws is working, as is, in the standard installation folder ../mingw/bin so the application usually runs in the simulator and on the device too.

Focusing the issue – some wrong path and/or folder in the Qt path environment – I have found the reason in the bug #QTSDK-834 ( https://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTSDK-834 ) Bad configuration of the QtCreator after the QtSDK installation .

The workaround requires a hand-made work searching in all the configuration settings from the Tools/Option menu window for paths (the older installation path) correcting them to the new root folder.
After this long job and some tests also the debug libraris are compiled and works.

Alternate (simple) solution

An alternative solution if you have read this note before the resinstallation :) is to install the new version exactly in the same drive and path where were the previous one.

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