Ubuntu 20.04 here and suffering the same issue. QT 5.15 is not widely accepted within all distributions - and for a normal user its harder to get it. The Chitubox 1.8.1 for Linux contained a lib directory, so the Question is how chitubox can be started with its internal lib? As far as trying to make it work, I tried your script, but honestly dont understand how this Path is changing for the internal lib directory?
Another solution I tried was to download the QT 5.15.2 Source code, and qmake, make and make install it. Download QT 5.15. Source Files here: https://www.qt.io/offline-installers Here is some Wiki of the qmake/make/make install https://doc.qt.io/qt-5.15/configure-options.html
I now stuck with the make install command: "Error copying /home/XXX/Programs/chitubox/CHITUBOX V1.8.1/qtdeclarative/src/qmlmodels/plugins.qmltypes to /opt/qt5_15/qml/QtQml/Models.2/plugins.qmltypes: Cannot open /home/XXX/Programs/chitubox/CHITUBOX V1.8.1/qtdeclarative/src/qmlmodels/plugins.qmltypes for input make: *** [Makefile:15810: install_do_install_qmltypes] Error 3 make: Leaving directory '/home/XXX/Programs/chitubox/CHITUBOX V1.8.1/qtdeclarative/src/qmlmodels' make: *** [Makefile:169: sub-qmlmodels-install_subtargets-ordered] Error 2 make: Leaving directory '/home/XXX/Programs/chitubox/CHITUBOX V1.8.1/qtdeclarative/src' make: *** [Makefile:62: sub-src-install_subtargets] Error 2 make: Leaving directory '/homelXXX/Programs/chitubox/CHITUBOX V1.8.1/qtdeclarative' make: *** [Makefile:352: module-qtdeclarative-install_subtargets] Error "
I dont even understand why make install of QT needs to modify chitubox. But neither the "error prompted" modified Chitubox works now, nor the second test of a new extracted chitubox copy: I get the pretty easy error prompted that QT_5.15 is still missing on the system, and its true, the QT make install didnt seem refresehed the so.5 file or added any so.15 file: "./CHITUBOX: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5Core.so.5: version `Qt_5.15' not found (required by ./CHITUBOX)"
Long story short: @Chitubox devs, I dont want to get into compiling and installing my own QT Developer Suit with 3GB if size! Just make chitubox working on its own dependencies, and update the wiki so everyone knows how to start chitubox with such parameters by CLI.
Thanks to another thread in the Forum I found a solution to start CHITUBOX with its included QT5_15.
I created a file and edited the paths to fit my paths. The first path has to go into the "included lib directorie" and the second path has to point for the executable CHITUBOX file, or AppRun file if you desire.
Just execute the script and it starts CHITUBOX with the LD_LIBRARY_PATH set to the internals.
# --- begin --- #! /bin/bash export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/Downloads/Programs/chitubox/1.8.1/unmodified/lib/:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ~/Downloads/Programs/chitubox/1.8.1/unmodified/CHITUBOX # --- end ---