Pre-Installation steps for ZimQt on Linux

ZimQt for Linux dependes on the Qt 5 libraries . This guide provides the steps for Qt 5 installation.

Download Qt 5

1. Visit the Qt downloads page at

1. Download the Qt 5 version according to your platform





Install Qt 5

1. Set execution permission for the Qt 5 installer

chmod +x

2. Run the installer and follow the instructions


Install g++

1. Install g++ using the terminal

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Configure a Compiler

1. Launch Qt Creator

2. Go to Tools > Options

3. Click Build & Run

4. Select the Kit tab

5. Configure a compiler if one was not automatically detected

Install OpenGL

1. Install OpenGL Libraries from the terminal

Add Qt to the Path

sudo apt-get install mesa-common-dev

1. Add Qt


Qt Creator needs a compiler set up to build.

Error: g++: Command not found

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Error: GL.h/gl/h: No such file or directory

sudo apt-get install mesa-common-dev