Building Antimony from Source

A project log for Designing with Antimony - Workshop

at the Hackaday Hardware Superconference 2015

Erin RobotGrrlErin RobotGrrl 11/12/2015 at 14:222 Comments

If you want to run Antimony on Ubuntu, here is what you will need to do. These instructions are from the Antimony repository here.

1. Install QT 5.4

2. Run:

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install libpng-dev
sudo apt-get install python3-dev
sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev
sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev
sudo apt-get install lemon
sudo apt-get install flex
3. You might need to update the gcc compiler
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gcc-4.9 g++-4.9
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gcc gcc /usr/bin/gcc-4.9 60 --slave /usr/bin/g++ g++ /usr/bin/g++-4.9

4. Clone and build Antimony

git clone
cd antimony
mkdir build
cd build

~/Qt5.4.0/5.4/gcc_64/bin/qmake ../
make -j8


5. Run it

make install

I'll be running Antimony on a Mac, and have not tested the Ubuntu install. There are some tips listed at the bottom of the page here that might help if you run in to a road block while trying to build from source. If not, leave a comment and we can try to help!


Toni Klopfenstein wrote 11/13/2015 at 15:44 point

Just installed on Ubuntu, and it worked great. Only thing is I had to run 

~/Qt/5.5/gcc_64/bin/qmake ../ after just installing Qt. 

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Erin RobotGrrl wrote 11/13/2015 at 20:27 point

Great! Thanks Toni! See you there

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