Build Qt 5 PostgreSQL Plugin for Android

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Building postgresql plugin is pretty straight forward.

If you don't want to build them yourself you can download the plugin here[1]. All you need to do is copy into /path/to/qt/android_armv7/plugins/sqldrivers/. It's statically linked to libpq!

Setting up Enviroment Variables

Compiling only libpq should work fine with android-9 which is what qt-android is currently compiled with.

export ANDROID_NDK_ROOT="/path/to/android/ndk"


Posgresql source can be downloaded from These instructions are only tested on the 9.4.1. Once downloaded extract.


cd into the postgresql directory and run configure

STRIP="$BR"strip RANLIB="$BR"ranlib OBJDUMP="$BR"objdump AR="$BR"ar CC="$BR"gcc CFLAGS=--sysroot=$SR CPP="$BR"cpp CPPFLAGS=$CFLAGS \
./configure --prefix=$SR/usr --host=arm-linux-androideabi --target=arm-linux-androideabi --build="$CHOST" --without-readline

Since android requires that .so files end in .so and not with a version number copy and replace two things in src/Makefile.shlib


sed -e 's/lib$(NAME)$(DLSUFFIX).$(SO_MAJOR_VERSION).$(SO_MINOR_VERSION)/lib$(NAME)$(DLSUFFIX)/g' -i src/Makefile.shlib
sed -e 's/lib$(NAME)$(DLSUFFIX).$(SO_MAJOR_VERSION)/lib$(NAME)$(DLSUFFIX)/g' -i src/Makefile.shlib

Next run make. For the driver we only need libpq.

make -C src/interfaces/libpq

Building the plugin

Next download the source for Qt 5 if you don't have it. We only need base After downloading and extracting cd into "qtbase-opensource-src-5.4.1/src/plugins/sqldrivers/psql/"

Run qmake followed by make

qmake "INCLUDEPATH+=/path/to/postgresql-9.4.1/src/interfaces/libpq /path/to/postgresql-9.4.1/src/include" "LIBS+=-L/path/to/postgresql-9.4.1/src/interfaces/libpq/ -lpq"
make install

Build your Android App

Finally to build your android app you'll need to add Add this line to your .pro file