Crash wrote:
 
Sorry it took so long to get back to you on this, but RL caught up to me for a few days. :-0
 
Here is the screen dump from the make -
 
 
make  all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2'
Making all in include
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/include'
Making all in GL
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/include/GL'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/include/GL'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/include'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all-am'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/include'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/include'
Making all in src
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src'
Making all in X86
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src/X86'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src/X86'
Making all in OSmesa
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src/OSmesa'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src/OSmesa'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all-am'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src'
Making all in src-glu
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src-glu'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src-glu'
Making all in src-glut
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src-glut'
/bin/sh ../libtool --mode=link gcc  -g -O2 -Wall -fomit-frame-pointer -ffast-math -fexpensive-optimizations -fstrict-aliasing -malign-loops=2 -malign-jumps=2 -malign-functions=2 -D_REENTRANT -DPTHREADS  -o libglut.la -rpath /usr/lib -version-info 3:7:0 glut_8x13.lo glut_9x15.lo glut_bitmap.lo glut_bwidth.lo glut_cindex.lo glut_cmap.lo glut_cursor.lo glut_dials.lo glut_dstr.lo glut_event.lo glut_ext.lo glut_fbc.lo glut_fullscrn.lo glut_gamemode.lo glut_get.lo glut_glxext.lo glut_hel10.lo glut_hel12.lo glut_hel18.lo glut_init.lo glut_input.lo glut_joy.lo glut_key.lo glut_keyctrl.lo glut_keyup.lo glut_menu.lo glut_menu2.lo glut_mesa.lo glut_modifier.lo glut_mroman.lo glut_overlay.lo glut_roman.lo glut_shapes.lo glut_space.lo glut_stroke.lo glut_swap.lo glut_swidth.lo glut_tablet.lo glut_teapot.lo glut_tr10.lo glut_tr24.lo glut_util.lo glut_vidresize.lo glut_warp.lo glut_win.lo glut_winmisc.lo layerutil.lo   -lXext -lXi -lX11
rm -fr .libs/libglut.la .libs/libglut.* .libs/libglut.*
gcc -shared  glut_8x13.lo glut_9x15.lo glut_bitmap.lo glut_bwidth.lo glut_cindex.lo glut_cmap.lo glut_cursor.lo glut_dials.lo glut_dstr.lo glut_event.lo glut_ext.lo glut_fbc.lo glut_fullscrn.lo glut_gamemode.lo glut_get.lo glut_glxext.lo glut_hel10.lo glut_hel12.lo glut_hel18.lo glut_init.lo glut_input.lo glut_joy.lo glut_key.lo glut_keyctrl.lo glut_keyup.lo glut_menu.lo glut_menu2.lo glut_mesa.lo glut_modifier.lo glut_mroman.lo glut_overlay.lo glut_roman.lo glut_shapes.lo glut_space.lo glut_stroke.lo glut_swap.lo glut_swidth.lo glut_tablet.lo glut_teapot.lo glut_tr10.lo glut_tr24.lo glut_util.lo glut_vidresize.lo glut_warp.lo glut_win.lo glut_winmisc.lo layerutil.lo  -lXext -lXi -lX11 -lc  -Wl,-soname -Wl,libglut.so.3 -o .libs/libglut.so.3.7.0
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2/src-glut'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/boone/Mesa-3.4.2'
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXext
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [libglut.la] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2
> Brian Paul wrote:
> 
> > Jeff Plaxton wrote:
> >
> >> Hi everyone,
> >>         Fantastic project you've got here.  I'm trying to install the
> >> libraries on my computer, and I'm getting stuck.
> >>
> >> After "./configure --prefix=/usr"  I try make.
> >>
> >> It compiles a bunch of stuff, but then gives the following error:
> >>
> >> "/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXext"
> >>
> >> it then exits and stops.
> >>
> >> Any ideas?  I suspect something is wrong with the environment...
> >
> >
> > On Linux, the Xext lib is usually located here:
> >
> > % ls -l  /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.*
> > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root        58530 Mar  6  2000 /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.a
> > lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 Jul 12  2000 /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so ->
> > libXext.so.6.3*
> > lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 Jul 12  2000 /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6 ->
> > libXext.so.6.3*
> > -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        54591 Mar  6  2000 /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6.3*
> >
> > Perhaps -lXext is installed elsewhere on your system.
> >
> > -Brian
> >
> >
> >
> 
> Nope...  I looked and it is in the same directory.  Both files and both
> links.  Is there some sort of environment variable to export with the
> path?  I am using Mandrake 8.0 Thanks again.


You'll have to send the last screen-full of compilation messages
so I can make a better guess.

-Brian