[Slackbuilds-users] Problems building packages that use OpenGL when having NVIDIA driver installed

Kevin Pulo kev at pulo.com.au
Sat Jun 5 17:04:14 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 12:53:13PM -0400, Keith Richie wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Niels Horn <niels.horn at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The problem I noticed that happens only on this box, is that packages
> > that use OpenGL functions (from the libGL library), crash while
> > building, with the following error (sometimes the error is a bit
> > hidden in a config.log):
> >
> > "undefined reference to `_nv000008gl'"
> Which packages? I have the upstream Nvidia binary installed, and have
> never came across this. libglpng, ftgl, MythTV, xbmc, and vlc all
> built fine on x86_64 and i486. They were built on 'live' build
> machines, not VMs. A bit of stuff links and builds against
> libGL.so.195.36.24 here.

I also use the upstream NVidia drivers with no real problems.  The
main issue I have is that their /usr/lib64/libGL.la has a bug where it
references -L/usr/X11R6/lib instead of -L/usr/X11R6/lib64.  I've
reported it upstream a long time ago, but it hasn't been fixed.  I
just edit the file by hand every time I upgrade the driver.  But I
notice that the SlackBuild does fix this, so it's unlikely to be your

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