Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#58425 new defect

QGLE @4.2.5_12: fatal error: 'glu.h' file not found

Reported by: majoc-at-astro (majoc-at-astro) Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 2.5.4
Keywords: mojave catalina Cc:
Port: QGLE


Please see enclosed build log, produced by port -v install qgle on an otherwise-empty MacPorts installation, in which the punchline is:

3dviewer.cpp:30:10: fatal error: 'glu.h' file not found

The same port builds fine on our 10.12 and 10.13 builders. Trivial tests suggest this is because the headers have been moved from /System/Libraries into /Applications/ (apologies: the correct terminology escapes me).

I have a truly horrible patch which uses <GL/glu.h> and port:libGLU, but this has the fails-to-fail nature. I'll sketch out a possible plan of attack in a followup submission.

Xcode 10.2.1

  • Xcode: Build version 10E1001
  • clang: Apple LLVM version 10.0.1 (clang-1001.0.46.4)

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Change History (5)

Changed 21 months ago by majoc-at-astro (majoc-at-astro)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Keywords: sysroot removed

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by majoc-at-astro (majoc-at-astro)

Keywords: sysroot added

Further experimentation with trivial CPP files at the command line suggests that the true fix would be to replace:


.... with:

-iwithsysroot /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Headers

.... which makes use of the -isysroot/ phrase. (The AGL.framework header-inclusion phrase may need similar treatment, though I haven't tested that.)

Methinks this headers-in-Xcode (headers-under-sysroot?) problem will turn up in other places (eg ticket:58378). I leave it to those who understand these things better to ascertain whether this needs to go in individual ports, into a portgroup, or both. Apologies for not being able to submit a known-working patchset for myself: it's taken me a week to get this far, and I'm out of oomph. Hope this helps.

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Keywords: sysroot removed

comment:4 Changed 7 months ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Keywords: mojave catalina added
Port: QGLE added; qgle removed
Summary: QGLE @4.2.5_12: fails to find glu.h on 14.04 - build failureQGLE @4.2.5_12: fatal error: 'glu.h' file not found

Has duplicate #60789.

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