[PyQt] Error Building PyQt5 from Source

James Ross-Smith jars121 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 23:12:52 BST 2017

Thanks again Florian. Interestingly this post on StackOverflow addresses
the exact issue I'm having (also on a Raspberry Pi), with the solution
you've identified:

SO Post

I'll give this a go this evening and report back.

Many thanks,


On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 8:10 AM, Florian Bruhin <me at the-compiler.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 02, 2017 at 08:08:05AM +1000, James Ross-Smith wrote:
> > Speaking of the environment export, am I correct in my understanding
> that I
> > simply add the "export QT_QPA_PLATFORM=eglfs" line to /etc/environment?
> I've never used /etc/environment, but at least on Archlinux a comment
> says "Syntax: simple "KEY=VAL" pairs on separate lines", so you'd
> probably drop the "export" there.
> Before trying that, I'd simply try the export-line in a shell before
> you're starting your application (in the same shell).
> Florian
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