make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. how to fix? (

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I was installing plib-1.8.0, i extracted .tar.gz, then opened terminal in the new extracted folder, the ran this command:


And got this output:

checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for mawk... mawk
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
includedir changed to ${prefix}/include/plib libdir is ${exec_prefix}/lib
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for executable suffix...
checking for object suffix... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for g++... g++
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... g++ -E
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux
checking for X... libraries , headers
checking for gethostbyname... yes
checking for connect... yes
checking for remove... yes
checking for shmat... yes
checking for IceConnectionNumber in -lICE... yes
checking for pthread_create in -lpthread... no
checking for glNewList in -lGL... no
checking for glNewList in -lMesaGL... no
configure: error: could not find working GL library

how can i fix it, and install plib-1.8.0 successfully

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uz flag
i have installed it
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br flag
Make sure you have the "-dev" packages for OpenGL installed.
hr flag

If you check the config.log file, you will likely see that the glNewList conftest is not necessarily reporting the real reason for its failure. In my case for example:

configure:6841: checking for glNewList in -lGL
configure:6876: gcc -o conftest -g -O2    conftest.c -lGL    -lXi -lXmu -lXext -lX11  -lm >&5
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXmu: No such file or directory
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
configure:6882: $? = 1

So you need to also make sure that your system has the various X11 development libraries - I only needed to install libxmu-dev as the others were already present but you may need libxi-dev as well (the others should be installed as dependencies).

If disk space is not an issue, the xorg-dev metapackage should install everything you need and more.

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