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[SOLVED] compile error: "/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lGL" after Fresh install of Qt 5.3 on new system
Qt Creator 3.1.2
Getting the following compile error output.
3:46:34: Running steps for project bits...
13:46:34: Configuration unchanged, skipping qmake step.
13:46:34: Starting: "/usr/bin/make"
g++ -Wl,-rpath,/home/tcamuso/Qt/5.3/gcc_64 -Wl,-rpath,/home/tcamuso/Qt/5.3/gcc_64/lib -o bits main.o hexedit.o bits.o bitfield.o BitButton.o shiftop.o formatgroup.o moc_bits.o moc_BitButton.o moc_hexedit.o moc_shiftop.o moc_formatgroup.o -L/home/tcamuso/Qt/5.3/gcc_64/lib -lQt5Widgets -lQt5Gui -lQt5Core -lGL -lpthread
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lGL
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [bits] Error 1
13:46:34: The process "/usr/bin/make" exited with code 2.
Error while building/deploying project bits (kit: Desktop Qt 5.3 GCC 64bit)
When executing step 'Make'
13:46:34: Elapsed time: 00:00.
Obviously I'm missing the libGL file. I tried ...
$ cp /usr/lib64/libGL.so.1 /home/tcamuso/Qt/5.3/gcc_64/lib/.
... but no joy.
I've installed Qt on other systems/OS before (W32, W64, Fedora, Ubuntu) and never encountered this problem.
This question has been asked many times, please search the forum first. You are missing the OpenGL development package.
Yes. that was it. THANKS!
For anyone else on RHEL7/CentOS7 ...
yum install ghc-OpenGL-devel.x86_64
... did it for me.
You're welcome !
Since you have OpenGL working now, please update the thread title prepending [solved] so other forum users may know a solution has been found :)
Done, and thanks again!