I really have no clue about how to install qt5 in Fedora 30.

I need to use paraview which complains about some missing software:

$ ./paraview
./paraview: /home/jimmy/Scaricati/ParaView-5.7.0-RC2-MPI-Linux-Python3.7-64bit/bin/../lib/libQt5Core.so.5: version `Qt_5.12' not found (required by /usr/lib64/libQt5Network.so.5)
./paraview: /home/jimmy/Scaricati/ParaView-5.7.0-RC2-MPI-Linux-Python3.7-64bit/bin/../lib/libQt5Core.so.5: version `Qt_5.12.4_PRIVATE_API' not found (required by /usr/lib64/libQt5Network.so.5)

I'm using Fedora 30.

I already installed qt, qt-devel, qt5, qt5-devel from the distribution repo. What else should I do?

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    I believe you should install qt5-devel with sudo dnf install qt5-devel. You may also need sudo dnf install qt-creator.
    – Bart
    Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 12:56
  • I've just installed that qt-creator too, but it doesn't solve the missing libraries/software. Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 13:45
  • libQt5Core.so.5 is provided by the package qt5-qtbase : /usr/lib64/libQt5Core.so.5 Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 19:21

2 Answers 2


The packages you're missing are qt5-qtbase and qt5-qtbase-devel.

  • I did this and still it doesn't work :( ` $ sudo dnf install qt qt-devel qt5 qt5-devel qt5-qtbase qt5-qtbase-devel ` Commented Aug 29, 2019 at 8:36
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    What does find /home/jimmy/Scaricati -name libQt5Core.so.5 show? From your command-line above, you might have another version of this file that's the wrong version. Commented Aug 29, 2019 at 14:57
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    Your guess is correct! I had a bad LD_LIBRARY_PATH in my bashrc. I edited that and now paraview works using its own libraries packed in its folders. Commented Aug 29, 2019 at 15:45

The issue was a bad LD_LIBRARY_PATH in my bashrc. I didn't have to install any additional package, since paraview executable come with all the needed libraries, which were not correctly loaded due to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable.

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