[GRASSLIST:3434] Re: Configure-Problem with libGLU

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Mon May 17 15:58:31 EDT 2004

Roman Meier wrote:

> I'm new to Grass and having problems with my installation.
> ./configure stops processing with:
> configure: error: *** Unable to locate GLU library.
> config.log gives: /usr/lib/libGLU.so: undefined reference to
> 'fist_tessellation'
> Any ideas?

/usr/lib/libGLU.so appears to be broken, or at least incompatible with
the rest of your system.

In general, it helps if:

a) you only have one version of OpenGL on your system,
b) libGL and libGLU both come from the same source, and
c) if using pre-compiled binaries, ensure that they were built for
your particular OS (i.e. if you're using e.g. RedHat 9, don't try to
use RedHat 8 or SuSE binaries).

Essentially, there are two choices: Mesa or XFree86 (4.1 onwards). 
Both of these include libGL and libGLU.

Anything else, e.g. XFree86 4.0 (which only provided libGL) or OpenGL
implementations supplied by graphics card vendors (e.g. nVidia) is
likely to be problematic.

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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