Xubuntu 20.04: Qt Library

John White john at whitelawchartered.com
Sat Dec 12 21:18:10 UTC 2020

This sounds like an excellent way to keep lyx up to date, but I am clueless 
about alternative repositories.  If they require github, I'm not interested.  
Lyx 2.3.2 ships with Debian Buster and it works fine for my purposes.  I have 
learned that adding software versions not in the Buster repository sometimes 
causes problems.  So I will probably keep using 2.3.2 until next summer or so 
when, I expect, Debian should come out with a new version.



On Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:42:23 AM PST Dr Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
> Hartmut,
> would a better approach not be an alternative repository from which the
> package manager then can install the latest DEB?
> el
> On 2020-12-12 12:47 , Hartmut Haase wrote:
> > Hi Richard,
> > 
> >> I'm a little puzzled why you would need that. LyX uses Qt, yes, but
> > 
> > if I install LyX from the distribution it is about 9 month older than
> > the last release. Because this one does not have binaries for all
> > distributions, I use to compile myself. Therefore I need the Qt library
> > files.
> > The error message is
> > checking for Qt library name... failed
> > configure: error: cannot compile a simple Qt executable. Check you have
> > the

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