Build a Debug mode on linux

  • Thanks for your response, and sorry for the late replay.
    I now see the problem, or at least one problem, I have no autodetect kit and the other one seems broken so maybe it's my qt5.9 that is not as it should be?

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  • Usually, QtCreator should automatically detect/create the Kit for you, but it depends on the order of installation, e.g. if QtCreator you are using is installed before the Qt your want to use. You may try to use the "Desktop" one and if you still experience the problem, you may try to modify "CMake generator" in the Kit preferences (you do not need to create project from the scratch, just go to "Projects -> Manage kits ..." and modify the Kit you are using - try setting different "Generator" and "Extra generator").

    To determine, whether this problem is due to QtCreator (Kits), you may try creating any project in QtCreator itself (e.g., Application Console Project) and see check if it shows you source and header files.

  • ok I'll try, it's true I have another version installed that I used usually, I installed 5.9 specifiquelly for samson. I'll try

  • You also need to have CMake installed with a version at least 2.8.9.

    You may try to set the next generators in the "CMake generator" for your Kit: Unix Makefiles, Ninja (for that you need to have the "ninja-build" package installed).
    As an "Extra generator", I have CodeBlocks set, but it is dependant on your system.

  • oh it's compiling fine now!

  • Great! Congratulations!
    What was the problem? The generators in the Kit? If so which one did you set?

  • You can find more SAMSON Developer tutorials and we will be adding more source code soon on github: For example, you may check the AtomShaker tutorial.

  • yes it was the kits, there was no autodetected ones.

  • Hello,

    I am now stuck with the launching of SAMSON-Debug. the launchind fails and says:
    This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "xcb"in "".
    Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

    I tried to reinstall, not changing anything...


  • Dear @Laëtitia

    Do you try to launch with SAMSON Element Samples from github? If so, then in the root CMakeLists.txt you need to disable PyBindTutorial (just comment ADD_SUBDIRECTORY( PyBindTutorial )).

  • euh no, I just tried to launch in NANO-D/SDK/0.7.0/SAMSON-Debug/Binaries to have a look at the "new" element I created (the empty one I had problem displaying and compiling before with Qt)

  • @Laëtitia

    Have you provided a path to your Qt installation in the script for SAMSON-Debug?

    It should be smth like this: export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/YourUser/Qt/Qt5.9.3/5.9.3/gcc_64/lib:$script_dir:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

  • yes, I did
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$script_dir:/home/bomble/Qt5.9.3/5.9.3/gcc_64/lib/:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

  • Does SAMSON launch in Release mode?

    Could you, please, try adding into the script for SAMSON-Debug the a path to Qt platforms (/home/bomble/Qt5.9.3/5.9.3/gcc_64/plugins/platforms) to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable:
    which should provide a path to platforms ("xcb" including).

    Do you have any Python installed with PyQt5 and their paths set into PATH or LD_LIBRARY_PATH ? The platforms and Qt libs from Python installation may interfere.

  • Hello,

    Yes Samson launch in Release mode.
    Adding /home/bomble/Qt5.9.3/5.9.3/gcc_64/plugins/platforms path does not change anything (even if is indeed there!).
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$script_dir:/home/bomble/Qt5.9.3/5.9.3/gcc_64/lib/:/home/bomble/Qt5.9.3/5.9.3/gcc_64/plugins/platforms/:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

    I don't have PyQt5 installed at all.

  • if after setting the path I ldd the exe, I have only one lib with xcb in it called: => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007f820fc81000)
    it's not calling for qxcb.
    Maybe I should installe another version of

  • @Laëtitia

    Could you, please, try making the following symbolic links in the SAMSON-Debug/Binaries folder :

    cd ~/NANO-D/SDK/0.7.0/SAMSON-Debug/Binaries
    ln -s ~/Qt5.9.3/5.9.3/gcc_64/plugins/platforms/ ./platforms
    ln -s ~/Qt5.9.3/5.9.3/gcc_64/plugins/xcbglintegrations/ ./xcbglintegrations

    If the symbolic links won't make it work, could you, please, try copying these folders from the Qt installation into the SAMSON-Debug/Binaries folder.

  • the symbolic links stuff worked! thanks a lot, but I don't understand why it works now, could you explain me?

  • @Laëtitia

    Great! Sorry for this issue!

    It is due to Qt debug libraries not being shipped together with SAMSON-Debug because they are too heavy. That's why you need to install Qt and apart from providing a path to Qt libraries themselves it is sometimes necessary to provide a path to the plugins folder (Qt5.9.3/5.9.3/gcc_64/plugins, subfolders platforms and xcbglintegrations in particular).

    What can also be done instead of creating symbolic links is to provide these paths in your ~/.bashrc file (this works for me on Ubuntu)

    export QT5_CMAKE_INCLUDE_DIR=$QT_PATH/gcc_64/lib/cmake/
    export QT5_PLATFORM_LIBRARY_PATH=$QT_PATH/gcc_64/plugins/platforms/

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