How can I install Qt version 4.8.1 in Kubuntu 14.04?

I cannot find the version 4.8.1 in the official Qt site's downloads list. Kindly help me to install the exact version.

1 Answer 1


You will have to first download the source from here for qt 4.8.1.
Then open a terminal(Ctrl+Alt+T) and goto the path where you have download the file.

Install the required dependencies

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall 

Then extract the file using

tar -xvzf qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.1.tar.gz   

Then goto the extracted folder using

cd qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.1

and run

  1. ./configure
  2. make
  3. sudo checkinstall

This will make a .deb of the source you can install as a normal application via apt

sudo dpkg -i path/to/output.deb

Change path/to/output.deb to the path of the created .deb file.

  • It shows "No Access" Error..!
    – Rooney
    Apr 13, 2016 at 9:40
  • @Rooney Thats strange it working for me.can u access this page download.qt.io/archive/qt/4.8/4.8.1 Apr 13, 2016 at 9:42
  • 1
    You should swap the make install for a check-install it will build a .deb of the source, so it can be installed by apt as a n application, I will add it for you, but check it out for future answers, it is very good help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckInstall +1 though
    – Mark Kirby
    Apr 13, 2016 at 10:18
  • @markkirby thanks for the suggestion didnt know that Apr 13, 2016 at 12:47
  • Thanks, but While running the ./configure command it shows " You might need to modify the include and library search paths by editing QMAKE_INCDIR_X11 and QMAKE_LIBDIR_X11 in /home/rex/Downloads/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.1/mkspecs/linux-g++. " error ? Is it because of any missing dependencies ? @mohit_rajan
    – Rooney
    Apr 13, 2016 at 18:43

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.