This tutorial will explain how to build a native QtCreator 10.0.0 to run on a Raspberry Pi running Raspberry Pi OS based on Debian Bullseye, using Qt 6.5 or later.
Build and install Qt 6.5.0 or later
First you need to various build tool and of course build Qt 6.5 for your Raspberry Pi, follow this Qt build tutorial for instructions on how to install required packages and building of Qt 6.
Install required packages
Qt Creator needs a couple of extra packages that the install of Qt 6.5 does not. Install them with apt:
apt install liblitehtml-dev patchelf
Build QtCreator 10.0
Next we will download, unpack and configure the Qt Creator build.
Download QtCreator source archive
Unpack the QtCreator sources from the archive
tar xf qt-creator-opensource-src-10.0.0.tar.xz
Configure the QtCreator build
Run cmake against the sources. We will assume that Qt 6.5.0 is installed in /opt/Qt/6.5.0-aarch64 (and if not, adjust the path for your installation)
mkdir qbuild-qtcreator cd qbuild-qtcreator cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -G Ninja -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/opt/Qt/6.5.0-aarch64 -DCMAKE_INSTALL_RPATH_USE_LINK_PATH=TRUE ../qt-creator-opensource-src-10.0.0
Next start the compilation. This will take a while
cmake --build . --parallel 4
Next install the just built QtCreator, you can use whatever path you like, I prefer installing custom software under /opt beside any Qt installations, feel free to adjust.
cmake --install . --prefix /opt/Qt/QtCreator-10.0.0
Note: Installation of QtCreator is not absolutely required, it can be run from the build directory.
You should now be able to start QtCreator with (running under X11):
/opt/Qt/QtCreator-10.0.0/bin/qtcreator -platform xcb
You can also run it without X11, in that case just run without the platform parameter:
/opt/Qt/QtCreator-10.0.0/bin/qtcreator -platform eglfs