I'm attempting to install Haskell Platform 2013.2.0.0 on a fairly fresh Ubuntu 13.04, using the instructions here: How to install Haskell Platform for Ubuntu 13.04?

I've installed the extra packages mentioned in the comments, but the configure step generates an error related to OpenGL not being found. Here it is:

> ./configure
# Omitting some output
# ...
checking for zlibVersion in -lz... yes
checking GL/gl.h usability... yes
checking GL/gl.h presence... yes
checking for GL/gl.h... yes
checking for library containing glEnd... no
configure: error: The OpenGL C library is required

Strangely, it can find the OpenGL headers, but it can't find glEnd. Any idea what could be causing this?

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  • I have the same problem, but I don't have sudo access on the server. What can I do ? – xApple Jul 22 '14 at 19:50

Install the following:

sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev
sudo apt-get install libglc-dev
sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev
sudo apt-get install libedit-dev
sudo apt-get install libglw1-mesa libglw1-mesa-dev


#now build
sudo make install
cabal update

source: http://nathanwiegand.com/blog/2009/07/haskell-platform-on-ubuntu.html

  • I already had these packages installed, so this did not help :( – emchristiansen Oct 14 '13 at 18:43

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