glut installation


I am trying to install glut-3.6 on linux .
I downloaded the package and followed the instructions in linux folder in readme file.But its giving errors and is not there.Maybe I am quite unclear about the instructions given there.Pls tell me how to do so.Especially I am not clear about which makefile is replaced by which makefile.

try using freeglut, it is a maintained direct replacement of the original glut code.

On Debian/Ubuntu, doing it with package management is very simple, something like :
sudo apt-get install freeglut-dev

What linux distribution do you have ?

Here’s an super simple GLUT prog. Copy this into glut_link.cxx:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <GL/gl.h>
#include <GL/glut.h>

main( int argc, char *argv[] )
  glutInit( &argc, argv );
  glutInitDisplayMode( GLUT_DOUBLE | GLUT_DEPTH | GLUT_RGB );
  glutCreateWindow( "window title" );
  GLint count;
  glGetIntegerv( GL_MAX_TEXTURE_UNITS, &count );
  printf( "MAX_TEXTURE_UNITS = %d
", count );

Now compile and run with:

g++ -o glut_link glut_link.cxx -lglut

And you should see something like this:


If you don’t, tell us what you do see.

Also, give us the output of:

ls -1 /usr/include/GL/glut.h /usr/lib/libglut* /usr/lib64/libglut*

, and are you on 32-bit or 64-bit Linux (uname -m will tell you; if it’s x86_64, you’re 64-bit)?