Error compiling "unknown external: glew. Stop."

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Mon Sep 26 19:11:31 UTC 2016

On 26.09.2016 18:23, Kirk Puppy wrote:
> Hi all,
>       Tring to compile on linux. Keep getting
> "libreoffice- /*/
> gb_LinkTarget_use_external: unknown external: glew. Stop." This error
> pops up in less than a minute after doing  "make build-nocheck".
> After running make glew-1.12 was downloaded but not built.  I compiled
> and installed libGlew-1.13 and then tried again with
> "--with-system-glew" and I still get the same error. Any Ideas?

the only thing that could explain that for both values of SYSTEM_GLEW is
an empty ENABLE_OPENGL variable.

are you by any chance using --enable-mpl-subset ? that seems to have a
bug here.  i think testing only ENABLE_OPENGL may not be correct.

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