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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-72507

updating from 4.7 to 4.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 systems (or the like) leads to "death trap"



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P1: Critical
    • Resolution: Out of scope
    • Affects Version/s: 5.12.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Packaging & Installer
    • Environment:
      Ubuntu 14.04 or the like, 64-bit. Previous: Qt Creator 4.7.x and Qt 5.11.x
    • Platform/s:


      When updating Qt Creator from version 4.7 (4.7.2) to version 4.8 on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 64-bit (or the like), MaintenanceTool will do the update without complaining (installed Qt version: 5.11). Afterwards, Qt Creator can't start anymore:

      .../Qt/Tools/QtCreator/bin/qtcreator: relocation error: .../Qt/Tools/QtCreator/lib/Qt/lib/libQt5DBus.so.5: symbol dbus_message_get_allow_interactive_authorization, version LIBDBUS_1_3 not defined in file libdbus-1.so.3 with link time reference ...

      A downgrade via MaintenanceTool is not possible. Removing 4.8 and reinstalling 4.7.2 by hand (as I did) leads to MaintenanceTool thinking that 4.8 is installed.

      Hopefully there will be a version for 14.04 (LTS) as a lot of such Linux boxes (Mint, etc.) are still around and this is not a major version update (neither from 4.7 to 4.8, nor from 5.11 to 5.12).

      Expected behavior:
      Either a working Qt Creator 4.8 or MaintenanceTool warning on/refusing to install.

      Also see the posts here (not from me):
      cant use it on Ubuntu 14.04


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                kamartti Katja Marttila
                _lc_ Ninel Evol
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