View Full Version : is it possible to install qwt in a linux machine without being the administrator?

12th December 2008, 00:13
Hello everybody!!

Well, this is my problem. I have to build an aplication that works with graphics and in Qt for a scholl work, so i want to use qwt, but it isn't installed in the scholls machines and i haven't the permissions to install in the systems directories (usr, bin, ...), so... i'm wondering, is possible to install only in my home??

thanks very much!!

12th December 2008, 08:05
Yes, you can install it whereever you like it and then point qmake to it using the project file as you would do for any other library.

12th December 2008, 12:19
well, i forgot to say that i'm a very newbie linux user...

so... how can i redirect qmake?? and i think i need to say where i want to install in some Makefile (because the installation of the qwt is using qmake, make, make install). and i don't know where.

thanks everybody!!

13th December 2008, 10:33
Edit qwtconfig.pri and change the directory behind the INSTALLBASE keyword. Use a directory that you own, f.e something in your home directory.