How to run qpdfview after extracting tar file

Asked by Alan Findly on 2020-08-16

I've extracted the file qpdfview-0.4.18.tar.gz .... this produced the directory qpdfview-0.4.18.

Now, do I have to compile/build .... or is there a run-time executable file already built???

The README file talks about building with qmake, but this does not work in that directory:

qmake qpdfview.pro

Is there a command line startup file?? .... (either qpdfview.pro or qpdfview.pri ???)

Am trying to do this on Fedora 32.

Please elaborate.

Thanks,
Alan Findly

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Adam Reichold (adamreichold) said : #1

Hello Alan,

that archive contains only the source code and most users will install packages provided by their distributions. If you do want to build from source, then

> qmake qpdfview.pro

is the correct first step. This will create Makefiles to perform the actual build which is then triggered via

> make

which will produce a qpdfview binary which can be run in place or installed via

> make install

Could you be more specific in what way running qmake does not work? Did you install the necessary development packages to build Qt-based software on Fedora?

Best regards,
Adam

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