Kivy on Raspbian using EGL without installing X11

This is aimed more at using the Raspberry Pi with a touch screen for embedded uses, and is not relevant to using it in the Raspbian desktop environment.

Unfortunately, it seems that to just pip install kivy appears to work, but then when you run an example, it complains about missing libraries, and installing those eventually gets you to the point where you need X11 because of the dpkg dependencies being overly broad.

If you build Kivy from source you can avoid that.

apt install python-pip python3-pip gir1.2-glib-2.0 libdbus-glib-1-2 libexpat1-dev libgirepository-1.0-1 \
libpython3-dev libpython3.5-dev python-pip-whl python3-cffi-backend \
python3-crypto python3-cryptography python3-dbus python3-dev python3-gi \
python3-idna python3-keyring python3-keyrings.alt python3-pyasn1 \
python3-secretstorage python3-setuptools python3-wheel python3-xdg \
python3.5-dev evtest libmtdev-dev zlib1g-dev libfreetype6-dev liblcms1-dev \
libopenjp2-7 libtiff5 libjpeg62-turbo-dev git git-man liberror-perl

pip install virtualenv

git clone

virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 kivy_build

source kivy_build/bin/activate

pip install cython pillow

#cd kivy
#USE_SDL2=0 CFLAGS="-I/opt/vc/include/" make
USE_SDL2=0 CFLAGS="-I/opt/vc/include/" pip install ./kivy/

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