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How to Install PyOpenGL package on Linux?

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  • Last Updated : 31 Jan, 2022

PyOpenGL library in Python language is an implementation of OpenGL in Python. PyOpenGL library consists of built-in handy graphical and audio libraries. PyOpenGL can be used with the PyGame library which is used for Game Development or GUI game development. PyOpenGL is a cross-platform binding library with OpenGL in Python. In this, article, we will look into the steps of installing the PyopenGL Library on the Linux Operating System.


Installing PyOpenGL package on Linux using PIP

To install the PyOpenGL package in Linux we have to follow the following steps:

Step 1: First of all, we will install Python3 on our Linux Machine. Use the following command in the terminal to install Python3.

sudo apt-get install python3


Step 2: Now, install the pip module which is required to install the packages in Python3. So we use the following command for installation:

sudo apt install python3-pip


Step 3: Now, install the PyOpenGL package by using pip module. Use the following command to install PyOpenGL package.

sudo pip3 install pyopengl


sudo apt-get install -y python-opengl


Verifying PyOpenGL package Installation on Linux using PIP

To verify if the PyOpenGL package has been successfully installed in your system run the below command in Terminal:

python3 -m pip show pyopengl

You’ll get the below message if the installation is complete successfully:


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