From: Stephen J Baker <sjbaker@li...> - 2001-10-15 13:35:38
On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, Rachel Chew wrote:
> I'm both a linux newbie and a Mesa newbie. From what I
> understand, I need Mesa on my redhat 7.1
> to be able to view opengl files.
There is no such thing as "opengl files". You need Mesa (or some other
OpenGL compatible library) in order to run programs that use OpenGL
to do their graphics - but there is no "OpenGL File" for you to view.
> gcc: ../../../lib/libMesaGLU.so: No such file or directory
> gcc: ../../../lib/libMesaGL.so: No such file or directory
Mesa is usually installed as /usr/lib/libGL.so and not as /usr/lib/libMesaGL.so
> What is the libMesaGLU?!!
GLU is the GL utility library that should come with all OpenGL implementations.
This will usually be installed as /usr/lib/libGLU.so - and not as
> I can't install Mesa until I install GLUT.
That should not be the case. Mesa is the low level library - GLUT uses it.
It's perfectly OK to have programs that use Mesa and not GLUT - but every
GLUT program needs Mesa (or some other OpenGL implementation).
> But now GLUT complains it does not have Mesa!!
Yes - Mesa has to be installed before GLUT...but what's confusing
is that GLUT is bundled into Mesa and builds with it.
These things are *very* hard to diagnose at a distance - so
if I were you, I'd remove all trace of:
...and any others you can find.
Now download a *fresh* copy of the entire Mesa distro - including
demos, samples and other stuff.
Then, follow the installation instructions to the letter - paying
special attention to whichever README files apply to your
Mesa generally installs nicely - so once everything is in
a clean, well-understood state, you shouldn't have any problems.
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