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Installing Qt on Github Actions workflows manually is the worst.

You know what's easier than dealing with that? Just using this:

yml
    - name: Install Qt
      uses: jurplel/[email protected]

All done.

Options

version

The desired version of Qt to install.

Default:

5.15.2
(Latest LTS at the time of writing)

host

This is the host platform of the Qt version you will be installing. It's unlikely that you will need to set this manually if you are just building.

For example, if you are building on Linux and targeting desktop, you would set host to

linux
. If you are building on Linux and targeting android, you would set host to
linux
also. The host platform is the platform that your application will build on, not its target platform.

Possible values:

windows
,
mac
, or
linux

Defaults to the current platform it is being run on.

target

This is the target platform that you will be building for. You will want to set this if you are building for iOS or Android.

Please note that iOS builds are supported only on macOS hosts

Possible values:

desktop
,
android
, or
ios

Default:

desktop

arch

This is the target architecture that your program will be built for. This is only used for Windows and Android.

Linux x86 packages are not supported by this action. Qt does not offer pre-built Linux x86 packages. Please consider using your distro's repository or building it manually.

Possible values:

Windows:

win64_msvc2019_64
,
win64_msvc2017_64
,
win64_msvc2015_64
,
win32_msvc2015
,
win32_mingw53
,
win64_mingw73
or
win64_mingw81

Android:

android_x86
,
android_armv7

You can find a full list of architectures by checking the Updates.xml for your version/platform. For Qt 5.12.9 on windows: https://download.qt.io/online/qtsdkrepository/windowsx86/desktop/qt55129/Updates.xml

Default values:

Windows w/ Qt < 5.6:

win64_msvc2013_64

Windows w/ Qt >= 5.6 && Qt < 5.9:

win64_msvc2015_64

Windows w/ Qt >= 5.9 && Qt < 5.15:

win64_msvc2017_64

Windows w/ Qt >= 5.15:

win64_msvc2019_64

Android:

android_armv7

dir

This is the directory prefix that Qt will be installed to.

For example, if you set dir to

${{ github.workspace }}/example/
, your bin folder will be located at
$GITHUB_WORKSPACE/example/Qt/5.12.9/(your_arch)/bin
. When possible, access your Qt directory through the
Qt5_DIR
or
Qt6_DIR
environment variable.

Default:

$RUNNER_WORKSPACE
(this is one folder above the starting directory)

install-deps

Whether or not to automatically install Qt dependencies on Linux (you probably want to leave this on). Can be set to

nosudo
to stop it from using sudo, for example on a docker container where the user already has sufficient privileges.

Default:

true

modules

String with whitespace delimited list of additional addon modules to install, with each entry seperated by a space. If you need one of these, you'll know it.

Possible values:

qtcharts
,
qtdatavis3d
,
qtpurchasing
,
qtvirtualkeyboard
,
qtwebengine
,
qtnetworkauth
,
qtwebglplugin
,
qtscript
,
debug_info
, possibly others

Default: none

cached

If it is set to

true
, then Qt won't be downloaded, but the environment variables will be set, and essential build tools will be installed.

It can be used with actions/[email protected], for example:

- name: Cache Qt
  id: cache-qt
  uses: actions/[email protected]  # not v2!
  with:
    path: ../Qt
    key: ${{ runner.os }}-QtCache

  • name: Install Qt uses: jurplel/[email protected] with: cached: ${{ steps.cache-qt.outputs.cache-hit }}

Default:

false

setup-python

Set this to false if you want to skip using setup-python to find/download a valid python version. If you are on a self-hosted runner, you will probably need to set this to false because setup-python requires a very specific environment to work.

Default:

true

tools

Qt "tools" to be installed. I would recommend looking at aqtinstall's instructions for this, as it is an experimental feature. Specify the tool name, tool version, and arch separated by commas, and separate multiple tools with spaces.

Example value: 'toolsifw,4.0.0,qt.tools.ifw.40 toolsqtcreator,4.13.2-0,qt.tools.qtcreator'

set-env

Set this to false if you want to avoid setting environment variables for whatever reason.

Default:

true

tools-only

Set this to true if you only want to install tools, and not Qt.

Default:

false

aqtversion

Version of aqtinstall to use, given in the format used by pip, for example:

==0.7.1
,
>=0.7.1
,
==0.7.*
. This is intended to be used to troubleshoot any bugs that might be caused or fixed by certain versions of aqtinstall.

Default:

==1.2.5

py7zrversion

Version of py7zr in the same style as the aqtversion and intended to be used for the same purpose.

Default:

==0.16.1

extra

This input can be used to append arguments to the end of the aqtinstall command for any special purpose.

Example value:

--external 7z

Example with all arguments

    - name: Install Qt
      uses: jurplel/[email protected]
      with:
        version: '5.15.2'
        host: 'windows'
        target: 'desktop'
        arch: 'win64_msvc2019_64'
        dir: '${{ github.workspace }}/example/'
        install-deps: 'true'
        modules: 'qtcharts qtwebengine'
        cached: 'false'
        setup-python: 'true'
        tools: 'tools_ifw,4.1.1,qt.tools.ifw.41 tools_qtcreator,5.0.1-0,qt.tools.qtcreator'
        set-env: 'false'
        tools-only: 'false'
        aqtversion: '==1.2.5'
        py7zrversion: '==0.16.1'
        extra: '--external 7z'

More info

The Qt bin directory is appended to your

path
environment variable.
Qt5_DIR
/
Qt6_DIR
is also set appropriately for cmake. In addition,
QT_PLUGIN_PATH
,
QML2_IMPORT_PATH
,
PKG_CONFIG_PATH
and
LD_LIBRARY_PATH
are set accordingly.
IQTA_TOOLS
is set to the "Tools" directory if tools are installed as wlel.

Big thanks to the aqtinstall developer for making this easy. Please go support miurahr, he did all of the hard work here (his liberapay).

This action is distributed under the MIT license.

By using this action, you agree to the terms of Qt's licensing. See Qt licensing and Licenses used by Qt.

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