Introduction to qtermwidget

As the name suggests, the qtermwidget is a terminal widget for Qt.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

qtermwidget Dependencies


CMake-3.6.1, and Qt-5.7.0

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/qtermwidget

Installation of qtermwidget

Install qtermwidget by running the following commands:

mkdir -v build &&
cd       build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \
      -DUSE_QT5=true              \
      ..       &&


The choice of /usr for prefix is due to the general characteristics of this program, which can be used without LXQt.

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DBUILD_DESIGNER_PLUGIN=0: This switch is necessary, because building the Qt designer plugin is not supported for Qt5 yet.

-DUSE_QT5=true: This switch is used in order to build this application linked to Qt5.


Installed Program: None
Installed Libraries: libqtermwidget5.so
Installed Directories: /usr/{include,share{/cmake,}}/qtermwidget5

Short Descriptions


contains the libqtermwidget5 API functions.

Last updated on 2016-08-27 13:19:14 -0700