[Mesa-dev] [RFC PATCH] automake: add support to src/glsl/

Gaetan Nadon memsize at videotron.ca
Sun Sep 25 12:06:40 PDT 2011

On Sat, 2011-09-24 at 21:06 -0400, Matt Turner wrote:

> The patch has a few problems currently, and a few things that can
> possibly be
> done better:
>         - Mainly, that building libmesa.a currently fails.
>         - Not sure how to handle shared/static dricore options.
>         - libtool defines VERSION (-DVERSION=...), which screws up the
>           token in glsl_lexer.ll and glsl_parser.yy. I trivially
> renamed it.
>         - libralloc.la can probably be combined into libglslcore.la,
> and not
>           have to be added to every _LDADD line.
>         - The rules for flex and bison can probably be eliminated by
> using
>           YFLAGS and LFLAGS. I tried, but ylwrap gave me some error.

I had a quick look, configure.ac is huge and has a big impact on
Makefiles. I think it should be reviewed and cleaned-up to understand
how it affects makefiles.

Just a few examples of statements to investigate. Not that they are bad,
but they may be needed because there was no automake and they could
possibly conflict.

        AC_CHECK_PROGS([MAKE], [gmake make])
        AC_PATH_PROG([MKDEP], [makedepend])
            Can 'makedepend' impact the dependencies automake generates?
        AC_PATH_PROG([FLEX], [flex])
        AC_PATH_PROG([BISON], [bison])
            Some platforms have different names. The rules in the
        automake make file may not work if configure.ac does not use
        This is the configuration in xorg:
                AC_PATH_PROG([YACC_INST], $YACC)
                if test ! -f "$srcdir/gram.c"; then
                   if test -z "$YACC_INST"; then
                      AC_MSG_ERROR([yacc not found - unable to compile gram.y])
        test "x$INSTALL" = "x$ac_install_sh" && INSTALL='$(MINSTALL)'
            On some platforms, this may result in a different install
        program being used whether the makefile is from mesa or
        There is a 'configuration' file. How will the automake makefiles
        take that into account.

It looks like there are 'conflicts' between mesa makefiles and automake
which is expected due to the size of the project. Some preparation work
should be done upfront to make both system coexist and then have
automake gradually replace mesa makefiles. This would be useful work

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