get dependencies

I assume you already did an apt-get for gtk development ( and optional opengl ) development packages.

apt-get install gnome-core-devel build-essential

For Opengl you need the Mesa libraries:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall mesa-common-dev

For Glu Library

sudo apt-get install --reinstall libglu1-mesa-dev

For Glut Library

sudo apt-get install --reinstall libglut3-dev

Also cmake and cvs are needed.

sudo apt-get install cmake
sudo apt-get install cvs


First wxWidgets should be installed. Download the latest version of wxGTK.

Next configure compile and install for debug version like this:

cd wxGTK cd .. mkdir buildwxdebug cd buildwxdebug

../configure --with-gtk --enable-debug --enable-debug_gdb --disable-shared --with-opengl

Notice that this is an outside of tree build, so you can easily make a next compile as only release.

Followed by:


And as super user install to /usr/local like this:

sudo make install


Better get it fresh from CVS repository.

export CVS_RSH=ssh cvs -z3 co -P wxstedit

Copy the setup0.h to setup.h



sudo make install

After install, there is no install of the setup.h but still of setup0.h. For wxLua make sure you have a setup.h available somehow in your include paths.


cvs -z3 co -P wxLua



sudo make install


In case you want it with wxLau and wxStedit (which are both optional ) you need to set this:

export WXLUA=/pathToWxLuaSourceDir/wxLua export WXSTEDIT=/pathToWxSteditSourceDir/wxstedit

cvs -z3 co -P wxArt2D

cd wxArt2D cd .. mkdir buildart2ddeb cd buildart2ddeb ccmake ../wxArt2D

In the interface type 'c' a few times and 'g' to generate the makefiles.