[Intel-gfx] [IGT PATCH] README: list some of the dependencies
ben at bwidawsk.net
Wed Oct 9 16:46:26 CEST 2013
On Wed, Oct 09, 2013 at 10:09:32AM +0300, Jani Nikula wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Oct 2013, Ben Widawsky <ben at bwidawsk.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 09:19:06PM +0300, Jani Nikula wrote:
> >> Signed-off-by: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com>
> >> ---
> >> README | 12 ++++++++++++
> >> 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)
> >> diff --git a/README b/README
> >> index 653bfcd..a04c987 100644
> >> --- a/README
> >> +++ b/README
> >> @@ -96,3 +96,15 @@ debugger/
> >> initiating connections with debug clients..
> >> The debugger must be run as root: "sudo debugger/eudb"
> >> +
> >> +DEPENDENCIES
> >> + This is a non-exchaustive list of package dependencies required for
> >> + building everything:
> >> +
> >> + libpciaccess-dev
> >> + libdrm-dev
> >> + xutils-dev
> >> + libcairo2-dev
> >> + swig2.0
> >> + libpython3.3-dev
> >> + x11proto-dri2-dev
> > I guess my gripe with this kind of thing is people always tend you use
> > distro specific package names. Can we somehow prevent it though?
> Another problem is that it's bound to get stale. I just listed all the
> stuff I needed to install when I tried to build igt on a semi-fresh
> debian based installation. My gripe is having to run ./autogen.sh N
> times, trying to figure out which package would fix the errors each
> time. If only there was an option to list the dependencies!
> I'm fine with not merging this. If anyone has better ideas, patches
> welcome. ;)
I think it's better than nothing... just wanted to see if anyone had
better ideas. I just use the wrong package manager, I suppose. It is
definitely irritating that autofoo can't just create the list for us.
Also, a few of the deps you list are optional (though I think it makes
sense to do what you did, which is a default build).
Ben Widawsky, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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