Unable to build wxPython 4.0.0 or 4.0.1 from setup.py python

Hello All,

Kindly help me please to compiled wxpython-4.0.0 or 4.0.1 with python 3.6.10

Actually, when i was compiling this code wxPython with python-3.6.10 I used command below command something like this.

$ python setup.py install --prefix=/home/raj/software/wx/test/wxPython-4.0.0/codes --skip-build

My code run successfully.

when I don’t use --skip-build flag it gives error related to OpenGL.

checking for OpenGL headers… found in /usr/include
checking for GL/gl.h… yes
checking for GL/glu.h… no
configure: error: OpenGL libraries not available
Error running configure
ERROR: failed building wxWidgets

So, to avoid this error i used “–skip-build” and it run successfully but i am unable to import wx or wxPython

raj@elogin03:~ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/raj/software/wx/test/wxPython-4.0.0/codes/lib/python3.6/site-packages:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
raj@elogin03:~ export LD_RUN_PATH=/home/raj/software/wx/test/wxPython-4.0.0/codes/lib/python3.6/site-packages:$LD_RUN_PATH raj@elogin03:~ export PATH=/home/raj/software/wx/test/wxPython-4.0.0/codes/bin:$PATH

raj@elogin03:~/software/wx/test/wxPython-4.0.0/codes> python
Python 3.6.10 (default, Mar 26 2020, 15:56:34)
[GCC 6.3.0 20161221 (Cray Inc.)] on linux
Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information.

import wx
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 1, in
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘wx’

import wxpython
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 1, in
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘wxpython’

Thank you on advance, please guild me where i am going the mistake

I don’t know why you’re trying to use such an old version, but you need to
install the OpenGL development packages (specifically, the one that
contains GL/glu.h) on your Linux distribution. What distribution are you


Hello Swt2c,
I am using.

cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME=“SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2”