[This file is mirrored in both the FlightGear and SimGear packages.]
You *must* have OpenSceneGraph (OSG) installed to build this version of
Notice that this version of SimGear/FlightGear requires at least OSG 3.0.0.
You can get the latest version of OSG from:
Unzip the file OpenSceneGraph-x.x.zip and install using the following
[ While running ccmake: press 'c' to configure, press 'c' once more, and
then press 'g' to generate and exit ]
sudo make install
Also later release versions of OpenSceneGraph can be obtained by
svn, or you can use the OSG development svn 'trunk', but be warned,
OSG is always in heavy development, and at certain moments
in time, it may not compile completely, so, as usual, it is
recommended that you stay with released versions.
In some unix/linux distributions, particularly 64-bit
systems, OSG may install its shared libraries in other than
/usr/lib, /usr/local/lib or $prefix/lib!
This does not seem to effect binary installation, which is
to $prefix/bin, nor header installation, which remains
$prefix/include. Just the shared libraries, and perhaps
only for 64-bit systems, or higher as, and when available.
The default is /usr/local/lib64 or $prefix/lib64 in
64-bit systems. This may cause problems with the auto-conf
tools when configuring and compiling FlighGear, since
even using the configure option --with-osg=$prefix
will not 'fix' the problem.
The are various ways to deal with this, which mainly depend
on whether you just want one version of OSG 'globally'
installed, or desire to be able to build, and run, FlightGear
against 'different' versions of OSG.
There is a parameter, -D LIB_POSTFIX= or -D LIB_POSTFIX=""
which can be passed to cmake OSG to force the OSG library
installation into the 'standard' "$prefix/lib".
OSG cmake advises of a post installation step -
$ sudo make install_ld_conf
which, if available, will add an openscenegraph.conf file
to the /etc/ld.so.conf.d folder, with the line -
and run 'ldconfig' to add this to the 'cache'. But this
option does not always seem available.
Configuring SimGear and Flightgear notes:
If you install OSG in other than the 'standard' directories,
you must add --with-osg=$prefix when configuring
SimGear and FlightGear. This will cause the auto-conf
tools to look in $prefix/include for headers, and
$prefix/lib for libraries, but _NOT_ in 'lib64'!
If the OSG is installed to a unique $prefix directory, then
it is also possible to make a 'link' entry lib -> lib64 to
get over this, but obviously this is not available if
$prefix/lib already exists, and contains entries.
Running fgfs, and others, with OSG shared libraries:
You must also deal with the executable loader being
able to find the OSG shared libraries when running fgfs,
and others, through perhaps using :-
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/osg/lib[:/other/paths]
or more permanently using a '.conf' file in the
/etc/ld.so.conf.d directory, and running
$ sudo ldconfig -v to update the 'cache'.