I'm not an expert, so I might be wrong !
I think the ./configure script generated by the autereconf --install --force miss some dependencies.
I'm trying to build ubuntu packages of your program (to include it into delta3D), and when I try to compile the package in the pbuilder environnement, I had to manually add libcal3D-dev and libglu1-mesa-dev .
The ./configure script didn't told me that some dependencies were missing. It just generated the Makefile. The errors appeared when building the files (make)