[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] pkgconfig: Fix gl.pc when glvnd is enabled

Adam Jackson ajax at redhat.com
Tue May 29 18:04:37 UTC 2018

On Tue, 2018-05-29 at 09:54 -0700, Dylan Baker wrote:
> Quoting Adam Jackson (2018-05-29 06:50:46)
> > GL_LIB expands to GLX_mesa, but applications should not link against
> > that. -lGL is never wrong, just hardcode it.
> Actually.... There is this really stupid option in the autotools build called
> --gl-lib-name. We should remove that.
> Emil and I had also discussed that glvnd should provide the gl.pc file when used
> instead of mesa. It appears he never got around to that, but it seems like a
> useful thing to do.


Branch is a bit stale but better than reinventing everything.

Part of the reason I didn't get much further on that is the question of
distributing the _headers_. It would be a bit awkward if glvnd provided
the library you link to but not the headers defining its interface -
though, I guess no more awkward than the current situation. At any rate
glvnd doesn't install any, and there's no way to generate <GL/gl.h>
from the Khronos scripts at the moment (it's assumed to be a platform
implementation detail, and the version in Mesa is just handcoded

- ajax

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