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I tried ./configure but resulted in error :

"checking for GLEW... configure: error: Package requirements (glew >= 1.5.2) were not met:

No package 'glew' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GLEW_CFLAGS and GLEW_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for more details."

Pls help

I have got libglew already installed

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You installed libglew-dev? –  Wolter Hellmund May 13 '13 at 5:48
    
thanks,it worked when it demanded glew i just searched for glew alone in synaptic.it didn't returned dev package now i installed it explicitly for cmdline –  user139400 May 13 '13 at 5:59
    
Excellent. Remember to always install the development purpose version of a package package_name-dev when you require it to build a package from its source code. –  Wolter Hellmund May 13 '13 at 20:23

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To respect the format of Q-A demanded by the site, here I write the solution to this problem.

When a package you are going to build has dependencies which you have to install from a software repository, always attempt to install the development version of the package, i.e. package_name-dev, since only this one will install the source code required to build the first package.

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