[Mesa-dev] Mesa build instructions
mattst88 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 10:37:42 PDT 2014
Someone asked about my Mesa build set up. Rather than sending it
privately I figured I'd post it for posterity on mesa-dev.
I build with
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=native -pipe" CXXFLAGS="$CFLAGS" ./autogen.sh
--with-egl-platforms=x11,drm --enable-glx-tls --enable-gles1
--enable-debug enables assertions and builds with -g, but also
silently adds -O0 to your CFLAGS.
My build set up consists of
~/projects/mesa - contains mesa git checkout
~/projects/mesa-release - release build directory
~/projects/mesa-debug - debug build directory
I do out-of-tree builds into the debug and release directories by
running ../mesa/autogen.sh ... from each of them, with the only
difference being the --enable-debug flag.
Environment variables allow you to use your built mesa without
installing it: LIBGL_DRIVERS_PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Mesa's build
system links built files into $(builddir)/$(libdir), e.g.,
~/projects/mesa-release/lib/. I use some wrapper scripts to allow me
to easily run programs against my Mesa builds:
I also have a mesa-gdb script, since running a program against my Mesa
debug build in gdb is a common operation:
mesa-debug gdb --args $@
So with ~/bin in your $PATH, you can now do things like
$ mesa-release glxinfo
$ mesa-gdb ./crashing-program
I work from ~/projects/mesa and rebuild both release and debug with
make -j8 -l8 -C ~/projects/mesa-release && make -j8 -l8 -C ~/projects/mesa-debug
and use CTRL+R to quickly find that command.
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