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Ticket #26 (new defect)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Source tarball needs INSTALL wiki page listing required C libs

Reported by: tibbe Owned by: duncan
Priority: major Milestone: 2012.4.0.0
Component: Generic source tarball Keywords:

Description (last modified by dons) (diff)

Collecting all the platform-specific C library names is a big task. Need to start with a wiki page.

While trying to install from the source tarball I got this error:

$ ./configure --prefix=$HOME
checking GL/glu.h usability... no
checking GL/glu.h presence... no
checking for GL/glu.h... no
configure: error: The OpenGL C library is required
make: *** [config.status] Error 1

Turns out that it's non-trivial to figure out which package provides OpenGL on Ubuntu. Installing libgl1-mesa-dev which provides the virtual package libgl-dev didn't work.

An INSTALL file that lists the additional packages needed on different platforms would be nice.

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by tibbe

Turns out that you need at least libglut-dev and libgl1-mesa-dev on Ubuntu.

Changed 8 years ago by dons

  • description modified (diff)
  • milestone set to 2009.2.2

Bumping to next major release.

Changed 8 years ago by dons

  • milestone changed from 2009.2.0.2 to 2009.4.0


Changed 8 years ago by dons

  • summary changed from Source tarball needs INSTALL file to Source tarball needs INSTALL wiki page listing required C libs

We'll put this info on a wiki page.

Changed 7 years ago by refold

  • milestone changed from 2009.4.0 to 2010.2.0.0

Milestone 2009.4.0 deleted

Changed 5 years ago by MtnViewMark

  • milestone changed from 2010.2.0.0 to 2012.4.0.0
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