dannis dannis - 7 months ago 46
C++ Question

Failed to compile wxWidgets-2.9.2 on Kubuntu11.10(64bit) with '--with-opengl' flag

I tried to compile wxWidgets-2.9.2 with opengl support by calling

configure --with-opengl

But it failed when the configure script tried to locate the lib files of opengl

checking for GL/gl.h... yes
checking for GL/glu.h... yes
checking for -lGL... no
checking for -lMesaGL... no
configure: error: OpenGL libraries not available

However, I checked /usr/lib and found that there is libGL.so in that directory. Actually, before trying to compile wxWidgets-2.9.2, I had written several opengl programs and all were successfully compiled and run. Could someone help me to fix this?

This is actually a bug in the configure script, please see


The solution is to download the latest codes from


Or you can select to overwrite only the configure,acinclude.m4 files.


Have you tried installing the free implementation?

sudo apt-get install libglw1-mesa libglw1-mesa-dev

Are you running proprietary drivers from Nvidia or something? I think it messes around with the OpenGL environment while installing. Perhaps, it is worth trying to go back the the opensource ones if this is the case.