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* make and a C and C++ compiler
* optionally libjpeg v6 or later
* optionally Qt5 for building qv4l2
If you checked out the source repository you need to install the autotools
environment and gettext first.
The autotools/gettext should be updated to the version that are shipped
on your distro. This can be done by running:
$ ./
Then you need to configure any any desired options with:
$ ./configure
You can get a summary of possible configurations via the --help option.
If used without arguments, it will set the install prefix to /usr/local/.
After configuration you need to start the build process with:
$ make
To install it at the prefix configured by ./configure, do, as root:
# make install
Note that v4l-utils' "make install" supports DESTDIR for installing into
a build root for example:
# make install DESTDIR=/mnt/sysimage
Cross Compiling:
Cross compiling has been tested with the Code Sourcery and Linaro ARM Linux
To cross compile with the Code Sourcery toolchain run the following commands:
export PATH=/opt/arm-2009q3/bin:$PATH
export PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR=/path/to/cross/root/lib
./configure --host=arm-none-linux-gnueabi --without-jpeg
To cross compile with the Linaro toolchain run the following commands:
export PATH=/opt/gcc-linaro-arm-linux-gnueabihf-2012.09-20120921_linux/bin:$PATH
export PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR=/path/to/cross/root/lib
./configure --host=arm-linux-gnueabihf --without-jpeg
Building static binaries:
There are two options in building static binaries: either fully static or
dynamically linking to system shared libraries while statically linking
libraries that are a part of v4l-utils.
In either case, building static binaries requires telling pkg-config the
static libraries will be needed, and telling configure to disable building
of shared libraries. This way system libraries will still be linked
$ PKG_CONFIG="pkg-config --static" ./configure --disable-shared
Fully static binares can be built by further setting LDFLAGS for the
$ PKG_CONFIG="pkg-config --static" LDFLAGS="--static -static" \
./configure --disable-shared
Note that this requires static variants of all the libraries needed for
linking which may not be available in all systems.
Android Cross Compiling and Installing:
v4l-utils will only build using the complete AOSP source tree, because of the
stlport dependency.
List of v4l-utils that supply an makefile:
* utils/v4l2-compliance
* utils/v4l2-ctl
* utils/v4l2-dbg
To cross compile an utility you must first configure the shell with Android's to add the mm alias, before running lunch to select your target
cd /path/to/aosp
source build/
cd /path/to/v4l-utils
cd <utility>
Output binary will be located in the Android out directory, below the
target/product/<name>/system/bin/<v4l-utils executable name> path.
The binary executable can be pushed to the target Android device using
adb push <v4l-utils executable> /system/bin