[Qt-creator] Offline installer of 4.15 fails with no network connection

Eike Ziller Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Wed May 12 09:15:34 CEST 2021

This has been reported here:

[QTIFW-2222] QtCreator cannot be installed without Internet connection - Qt Bug Tracker

Br, Eike

> On May 11, 2021, at 21:25, Robert Löhning <Robert.Loehning at qt.io> wrote:
> Am 11.05.21 um 20:24 schrieb Adam Light:
>> I downloaded the offline installer of Creator 4.15 (
>> https://download.qt.io/official_releases/qtcreator/4.15/4.15.0/qt-creator-opensource-windows-x86_64-4.15.0.exe)
>> and moved it to a machine without internet access. When I run the
>> installer, I see this:
>> [image: image.png]
>> How is "...or continue without internet connection" supposed to work when
>> the Next button is disabled?
>> Also, it is not very helpful to have the "Qt Installer FAQ" link to a
>> remote web page (https://wiki.qt.io/Ifw_FAQ) when there is no network
>> connection in the first place.
>> Is it now a requirement to have a live network connection to install Qt
>> Creator? If so, that conflicts with this sentence at the link given above:
>>   "Offline installer will try to connect to internet at startup, but if
>> connection is not found you can still continue installation."
>> Thanks
>> Adam
> Hi Adam,
> could you please report this issue on https://bugreports.qt.io so progress can be tracked there? Project "Qt Creator", Component "Installer".
> As a workaround, please:
> 1. Install Creator on a machine _with_ internet connection.
> 2. Copy the file %appdata%\Qt\qtaccount.ini from that machine to the same directory on the machine _without_ internet connection.
> 3. Start the installer on the machine _without_ internet connection.
> I hope this helps. Sorry for the inconvenience.
> Cheers,
> Robert
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