qt4/bin/qmake not found

I needed to compile gpsbabel myself because Ubuntu 16.04 only contains version 1.5.2, and GeoJSON support is only available in later versions.

It needs at least Qt 5.2, and I still had the 4.x development files installed (libqt4-dev). I removed them and installed the Qt5 development files (qtbase5-dev).

After downloading and extracting gpsbabel 1.5.4, I got an error:

$ ./configure
qmake: could not exec '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4/bin/qmake': No such file or directory

The problem was that /usr/bin/qmake links to qtchooser, which still wanted to use Qt4.

After installing the qt5-default package, configuring gpsbabel worked and I could successfully make it.

Written by Christian Weiske.

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