[Mesa-dev] mesa compile, talloc

Jakob Bornecrantz jakob at vmware.com
Thu Aug 26 07:17:27 PDT 2010

On 26 aug 2010, at 15.10, Trevor Woerner wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to compile Xorg and had a bit of a stumble in the mesa  
> directory.
> The configure.ac looks for the talloc package and assumes your
> distribution has supplied a "talloc.pc" to work with the pkg-config
> system. Unfortunately mine doesn't so my build doesn't succeed.
> Investigating this issue it appears as though the only parts of mesa
> which need talloc are:
> - src/mesa/program/ir_to_mesa.cpp
> - src/mesa/main/shaderapi.c
> - src/glsl
> But what's even more interesting is that the talloc sources appear to
> be included in the mesa package:
> - src/talloc
> If the talloc sources are being included in the mesa package, why does
> the configure.ac require talloc be installed before you can start
> building?

It is only there for system which does not have nice/sane packaging  
management. For those systems that do the mesa should use the system  
provided copy.

> Can the 3 components which require talloc not use the talloc already
> included in the mesa package?

I more appropriate fix would be to add checks for the talloc header  
and library so we do not require a talloc.pc, mesa should however for  
autoconf builds use the system provided copy.

Cheers Jakob.

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