Configuring Qt for iMX6 Sabre Solox board

  • I am having a lot of trouble trying to configure Qt to compile to the imx6 Sabre Solox board. I've downloaded Qt 5.6.0 Everywhere from and the file I downloaded was qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.6.0.tar.gz. I unzipped and decompressed it twice, once for my Ubuntu 14.04 VMware Workstation, and another for imx6. I've built the Ubuntu version fine. The configure options were easy enough and it works in QtCreator.

    But when I try and configure the imx6 build, I have trouble doing it. is the thing I've been following so far. I've done:

    ./configure -release -opengl -device imx6 -device-option CROSS_COMPILE=/usr/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf- -sysroot /usr -qt-xcb -nomake tests -nomake examples

    Then 'o' and 'yes' for the edition and license. It makes the qmake fine, but once it finishes with that, it fails with the configuration tests:

    Warning: Disabling pkg-config since PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR is not set and
    the host's .pc files would be used (even if you set PKG_CONFIG_PATH).
    Set this variable to the directory that contains target .pc files
    for pkg-config to function correctly when cross-compiling or
    use -pkg-config to override this test.
    Note: PKG_CONFIG_SYSROOT_DIR automatically set to /usr

    Could not determine the target architecture!
    Turn on verbose messaging (-v) to see the final report.
    All the OpenGL functionality tests failed!
    You might need to modify the include and library search paths by editing

    Here is my qmake.conf file:


    IMX6_CFLAGS = -march=armv7-a -mfpu=neon -DLINUX=1 -DEGL_API_FB=1

    DISTRO_OPTS += hard-float




    I'm just really confused as to what I am supposed to do to build this version of Qt.

  • I've also tried to follow the configuration steps for this guide I did the command:

    ./configure -v -opensource -confirm-license -no-pch -no-xcb -no-opengl -opengl es2 -make libs -device imx6 -compile-examples -device-option CROSS_COMPILE=/usr/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf- -sysroot / -no-gcc-sysroot -prefix /usr/

    I'm a little confused as what it means by sysroot and the prefix. On the imx6 board, the directories containing the qt5 libraries and other files can be found in /usr, so I think the prefix is correct, but I'm not sure about sysroot.

    There was a lot of output, it made the qmake and this output was the configuration testing.

    compilation terminated.
    Makefile:190: recipe for target 'icu.o' failed
    make: *** [icu.o] Error 1
    ICU disabled.
    PulseAudio auto-detection... ()
    /usr/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf-g++ -c -pipe -march=armv7-a -mfpu=neon -DLINUX=1 -DEGL_API_FB=1 -mfloat-abi=hard -O2 -Wall -W -fPIC -I. -I../../../mkspecs/devices/linux-imx6-g++ -o pulseaudio.o pulseaudio.cpp
    In file included from pulseaudio.cpp:35:0:
    /usr/include/pulse/glib-mainloop.h:26:18: fatal error: glib.h: No such file or directory
    #include <glib.h>
    compilation terminated.
    Makefile:187: recipe for target 'pulseaudio.o' failed
    make: *** [pulseaudio.o] Error 1
    PulseAudio disabled.
    OpenGL ES 2.0 auto-detection... ()
    /usr/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf-g++ -c -pipe -march=armv7-a -mfpu=neon -DLINUX=1 -DEGL_API_FB=1 -mfloat-abi=hard -O2 -Wall -W -fPIC -I. -I../../../mkspecs/devices/linux-imx6-g++ -o opengles2.o opengles2.cpp
    /usr/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf-g++ -mfloat-abi=hard -Wl,-O1 -o opengles2 opengles2.o -lGLESv2 -lEGL -lGAL
    /usr/lib/gcc-cross/arm-linux-gnueabihf/4.8/../../../../arm-linux-gnueabihf/bin/ld: cannot find -lGLESv2
    /usr/lib/gcc-cross/arm-linux-gnueabihf/4.8/../../../../arm-linux-gnueabihf/bin/ld: cannot find -lEGL
    /usr/lib/gcc-cross/arm-linux-gnueabihf/4.8/../../../../arm-linux-gnueabihf/bin/ld: cannot find -lGAL
    collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
    Makefile:89: recipe for target 'opengles2' failed
    make: *** [opengles2] Error 1
    OpenGL ES 2.0 disabled.
    The OpenGL ES 2.0 functionality test failed!
    You might need to modify the include and library search paths by editing

  • So a couple hours after I posted this topic, I appear to have figured it out. showed up shortly after making this topic.

    ./configure -device linux-imx6-g++ -confirm-license -opensource -device-option CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabihf- -static -no-compile-examples -no-xcb -no-qml-debug -no-sql-sqlite -no-tslib -qreal float -prefix /usr

    This was the command that made it work. We currently don't have the hdmi working on the board, so I only tested it with a simple "Hello world" console program on Qt (qDebug() << "Testing" << endl;) Something like that.

    I did get some weird Warning/Error messages when I ran it. Here is the resulting output from running my QtConsole program

    QIconvCodec::convertToUnicode: using Latin-1 for conversion, iconv_open failed
    QIconvCodec::convertFromUnicode: using Latin-1 for conversion, iconv_open failed

    I have no clue if this will work with a Qt Gui program. I'll see if I can write something that can verify there's at least some functionality. Sorry I kind of answered my own question.

  • @cKol1313 Hi, I know that if you configure like this: "./configure -device linux-imx6-g++ -confirm-license -opensource -device-option CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabihf- -static -no-compile-examples -no-xcb -no-qml-debug -no-sql-sqlite -no-tslib -qreal float -prefix /usr", it works. However, it has no opengl es at all. If I want to hold the opengl feature, how should I do? Thanks in advance!

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