Introduction to freeglut

freeglut is intended to be a 100% compatible, completely opensourced clone of the GLUT library. GLUT is a window system independent toolkit for writing OpenGL programs, implementing a simple windowing API, which makes learning about and exploring OpenGL programming very easy.

If you built the GLUT library during an installation of MesaLib-6.5.2, you do not need to install this package.

Package Information

freeglut Dependencies


X Window System

User Notes:

Installation of freeglut

Install freeglut by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -d -m755 /usr/share/doc/freeglut-2.4.0 &&
install -v -m644 doc/freeglut_user_interface.html \


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libglut.{so,a}
Installed Directories: /usr/share/doc/freeglut-2.4.0

Short Descriptions


contains functions that implement the OpenGL Utility Toolkit.

Last updated on 2007-08-11 09:51:20 -0500