Introduction to qterminal

The qterminal package contains a Qt widget based terminal emulator for Qt with support for multiple tabs.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.0 platform.

Package Information

qterminal Dependencies


liblxqt-0.11.1 and qtermwidget-0.7.1


Doxygen-1.8.13 and texlive-20160523b (or install-tl-unx), for documentation, and git-2.11.1 (to download translation files) or lxqt-l10n-0.11.2 (to add localization files)

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

Installation of qterminal

Install qterminal by running the following commands:

mkdir -v build &&
cd       build &&

      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release          \
      -DPULL_TRANSLATIONS=no              \
      ..       &&


If you have Doxygen-1.8.13 installed, and wish to create the API documentation, issue:

doxygen ../Doxyfile

The html API documentation has been generated with the previous command. Now, if you also have texlive-20160523b (or install-tl-unx) installed, and wish to create the pdf API reference manual, issue:

make -C docs/latex

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

To install the html API documentation, if you opted to generate it, issue, as the root user:

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/qterminal-0.7.1/{html,pdf} &&
cp -vr docs/html/* /usr/share/doc/qterminal-0.7.1/html

The pdf API reference manual can be installed with, as the root user:

install -v -m644    docs/latex/refman.pdf \

If lxqt-l10n-0.11.2 is not installed in /usr, the translation files are not found. To cure that, run, as the root:

if [ "$LXQT_PREFIX" != /usr ]; then
  ln -s $LXQT_PREFIX/share/qterminal /usr/share

Note that the above instruction works only if LXQT_PREFIX has been set as explained in LXQt Pre-Install.

Command Explanations

LIBRARY_PATH=$LXQT_PREFIX/lib: This environment variable is needed for the linker to find a required library.

-DPULL_TRANSLATIONS=no: Removes the need for git-2.11.1, which would otherwise be requested to download the translation files.


Installed Program: qterminal
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/doc/qterminal-0.7.1 (if the documentation is installed)

Short Descriptions


is a Qt based lightweight terminal emulator.

Last updated on 2017-02-21 12:13:57 -0800