Having trouble with openGL

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    Unhappy Having trouble with openGL

    there is a tut on openGl on this site by a guy called RoD.

    im on lesson 6 but the problem im having is that i try to compile the code on
    this page of his tut openGl tut

    now i have the openGL library for Dev c++ and when i try to complie that code i get this one error which i dont understand

    Code:
      [Linker error] undefined reference to `gluPerspective@32' 
      ld returned 1 exit status 
     G:\openGL\Makefile.win [Build Error]  [Project1.exe] Error 1
    can some body plz help me out

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    The linker needs to know where the libraries are -- for Dev-C++ you would go to Tools -> Compiler Options and, in the linker box, make sure you see "-lopengl32 -lgdi32 -lglu32" and if you use GLUT, you would probably need "-lglut32" as well.

    If you have this in a project, there's a way to change these settings for the project (rather than forever, which is what I have above), but I don't remember that off the top of my head.

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    ok thnx guys

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    May I suggest that you learn to set it up on msvc++ as well. Here is a video tutorial which makes it seem quite easy to set up. linky

    It also has tutorials on how to use openGL with glut (though I do suggest that you use SDL along with openGL instead).

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