Qt Creator + Boost on Ubuntu 11.04

1. make a home for boost

sudo mkdir -p /code/include
sudo chown -R YOUR_USER_NAME /code
cd /code/include

2. download boost

sudo apt-get install subversion
svn co http://svn.boost.org/svn/boost/trunk boost
cd boost

3. compile boost

sudo ./bootstrap.sh
sudo ./b2

note: this will take a while, go get some coffee.

4. Include in qt project

Add the following to your .pro file.

INCLUDEPATH += /code/include/
LIBS += -L/code/include/boost/bin.v2/libs/ -lboost_system -lboost_filesystem -lboost_asio

In this example i’m linking boost::filesystem and boost::asio. boost::system is required by other boost libraries but if you can compile without it, then trash it.