Error installing Avogadro 0.9.0. Help?

Dear David,

Maybe you could help us or know somebody that could.
We’re trying to install Avogadro 0.9.0 in or machine (SGI Altix450,
with Itanium processors, OS: SUSE Enterprise Server 10).
We’ve just installed Cmake 2.6.2, Openbabel 2.2.0, Eigen 1.0.5 and
Qt 4.4.3.
When we try to install avogadro something is wrong. It colud be
possible that you help us?
That’s the message:

CMake Error at /usr/local/share/cmake-2.6/Modules/FindQt4.cmake:1664
Qt qmake not found!
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:99 (find_package)

My question would be whether “qmake” is in your path (e.g. run “which
qmake”) and what directory it is in. How did you install Qt?

Also, this version of Avogadro requires Eigen 2, beta 6:


Prof. Geoffrey Hutchison
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
tel: (412) 648-0492

Dear David,

I suggest you “reply to all,” since the avogadro devel mailing list
has many others who might be able to help you.

I suspect that you have no “qmake” because Qt4 is not in your path.
When you installed Qt4 from source code, where did you install it?

Best regards,

On Jan 21, 2009, at 11:51 AM, David Patiño wrote:

Dear Geoffrey,
That’s for “qmake”:
galvatron:/opt/avogadro/avogadro-0.9.0 # which qmake
which: no qmake in (/is120/david/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/
And we install Qt 4 from:
But we have Qt3 in our linux (package SUSE)
I don’t know why there’s no “qmake” because we install without error.
What’s wrong?

As I mentioned, I do suggest keeping avogadro-devel as a CC to your
messages. There are many others who can answer your questions.

You may have installed Qt in the default path, but qmake is not in
your PATH environment variable.

If you use bash, try “export PATH={PATH}:/usr/local/Trolltech/ Qt-4.4.3/bin" If you use tcsh, try "setenv PATH {PATH}:/usr/local/Trolltech/

On Jan 22, 2009, at 4:15 AM, David Patiño wrote:

Dear Geoffrey,
We install it in default path: /usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.4.3
Whats wrong?