opengl on Dapper

Jaime Davila jdavila at
Fri Sep 1 19:47:59 UTC 2006

Tony Arnold wrote:
> I have a program that use glut (the OpenGL Utility toolkit) library.
> This used to compile and run quite happily on Breezy. I have upgraded my
> Breezy system to Dapper some time ago but have only just got around to
> trying this programme.
> Now when I compile the program, it complains it cannot find the
> file /usr/include/GL/gl.h This is included from freeglut_std.h which is
> included from glut.h.
> The file it's complaining about is definitely not there, but I'm sure it
> was under Breezy.
> My question is which package do I need to install to get this file back,
> or how do I find out which package it is in?
> Many thanks.
> Regards,
> Tony.

Make sure you have the development package installed too. In this case, 
it's mesa-common-dev, I suspect.

To find out which package a file might be included in, you can use the 
search service at this address:


Jaime J. Davila
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Hampshire College
School of Cognitive Science
jdavila at hampshire dot edu

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