Re: [R] compile errors with rgl-0.70.570 on FreeBSD

From: Bernardo Rangel Tura <>
Date: Sun 08 Apr 2007 - 14:45:43 GMT

On Wed, 2007-04-04 at 21:12 +0200, Rainer Hurling wrote:
> Thank you for your work on rgl.
> Reading in another thread about your new (inofficial) version of rgl
> (see below) I tried it with R version 2.5.0 alpha (2007-03-31 r40986)
> under FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT. Unfortunately I got the following error:
> -------
> #R CMD INSTALL rgl_0.70.570.tar.gz
> * Installing to library '/usr/local/lib/R/library'
> * Installing *source* package 'rgl' ...
> checking for libpng-config... yes
> configure: using libpng-config
> configure: using libpng dynamic linkage
> checking for X... libraries /usr/X11R6/lib, headers /usr/X11R6/include
> checking GL/gl.h usability... no
> checking GL/gl.h presence... no
> checking for GL/gl.h... no
> checking GL/glu.h usability... no
> checking GL/glu.h presence... no
> checking for GL/glu.h... no
> configure: error: missing required header GL/gl.h
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'rgl'
> ** Removing '/usr/local/lib/R/library/rgl'
> ** Restoring previous '/usr/local/lib/R/library/rgl'
> -------


I have same problem in my Ubuntu.
I solve instaling OpenGl in system, in my case I install this debian poackages:

freeglut3, freeglut3-dev, libgl1-mesa-dev, libglu1-mesa-dev, libice-dev,
libsm-dev, libx11-dev, libxau-dev, libxdmcp-dev, libxext-dev, libxt-dev,
mesa-common-dev, x11proto-core-dev, x11proto-input-dev, x11proto-kb-dev,
x11proto-xext-dev, xlibmesa-gl-dev and xtrans-dev

If you install similar packages in your system I think your problem will be solve.

Bernardo Rangel Tura, M.D, PhD
National Institute of Cardiolgy
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

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