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Cannot find -lGL

  • I have an error, which says "cannot find -lGL". I'm tryung to install QT on Ubuntu 14.04 everything is ok, but when I want to Build a GUI application I get this error, I surfed the internet for a day and could not find anything. Can someone help me?

  • Hi and welcome.
    You need to install dev-packages

    sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev

    Sometimes this helps

    sudo apt-get install libglu1-mesa-dev -y

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    Usually it's already there. Just needs a symlink:

    locate //locate the lib, in my case it's /usr/lib/x86-64-linux-gnu/mesa/
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86-64-linux-gnu/mesa/ /usr/lib/

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    Installing the libgl1-mesa-dev package is the correct solution. libGL's location can change depending on whether you are using a 32 or 64 bit version of Ubuntu.

    Note that this question has already been asked many times on this forum, you should search without the minus before lGL.

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