[Mesa-dev] [Bug 71022] configure: error: Expat required for DRI.

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Wed Oct 30 00:52:08 CET 2013


--- Comment #4 from Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> expat-2.1.0 was released March 24 2012. That's kind of a long time for it to
> not be in your distribution.
> I'm personally okay with requiring 2.1.0, but I suppose people want new Mesa
> on old things.
> I might suggest checking whether the pkgconfig file exists, and if it does
> do the regular PKG_CHECK_MODULES check, otherwise just set
> EXPAT_LIBS=-lexpat. Might work for everyone affected.

Expat 2.0.1 Released 2007-06-06

I honestly hope that distros will update this piece of software, considering
CVE-2012-1147 and CVE-2012-1148 (both affecting version 2.0 and earlier). Might
be worth pinging the package maintainers.

But in the meantime, Matt's suggestion sounds great.

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