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Investigating build system errors
SilverCode last edited by
When encountering build system errors like the following when running ./configure
ERROR: The OpenGL functionality tests failed! You might need to modify the include and library search paths by editing QMAKE_INCDIR_OPENGL[_ES2], QMAKE_LIBDIR_OPENGL[_ES2] and QMAKE_LIBS_OPENGL[_ES2] in the mkspec for your platform.
Looking in the config.log I see the following
loaded result for library config.qtbase_gui.libraries.opengl Trying source 0 (type pkgConfig) of library opengl ... + /usr/bin/pkg-config --exists --silence-errors gl pkg-config did not find package. => source produced no result. Trying source 1 (type makeSpec) of library opengl ... None of [libGL.so libGL.a] found in  and global paths. => source produced no result. test config.qtbase_gui.libraries.opengl FAILED
If I run the pkg-config check manually as above, the return code is 0, and getting the include and libs folders works
$ /usr/bin/pkg-config --exists --silence-errors gl $ echo $? 0 $ pkg-config --libs --cflags gl -I/usr/include/libdrm -lGL
So I'm not sure why the configure scripts are failing. I have this problem with other libraries like GStreamer 1.0 as well.
Where would I look to find the scripts which are testing the result of this output so I can try see why they are failing when the pkg-config command itself is succeeding?
This is on an Ubuntu 16.04 machine and I'm trying to compile Qt 5.13.0 from git with the command line:
~/qt5-build$ ../qt5/configure -opensource -nomake tests -nomake examples -prefix /opt/qt5/5.13.0 -webengine-proprietary-codecs -confirm-license
Hi and welcome to devnet,
Are you targeting your desktop machine ?
Did you install all the build dependencies ? For example GStreamer development packages ?