Problems building Weston/demo applications on the Raspberry Pi

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at
Mon Sep 16 03:01:38 PDT 2013

On Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:29:24 +0200
Silvan Jegen <s.jegen at> wrote:

> Hi everyone
> I am trying to build libwayland, Weston and the demo programs on my
> Raspberry Pi following the guide at
> When compiling Weston and the demo programs however, I get the attached
> error and no Makefile is being created.
> What confuses me is that the guide says that "When adding
> --disable-wayland-compositor you can remove the dummy wayland-egl.pc
> pkg-config file", except that the --disable-wayland-compositor-flag is
> present by default in the build guide and the wayland-egl.pc file has
> not been mentioned before at all (i. e. does not seem to belong to the
> group of pkg-conf files that the guide mentions earlier).
> Is there something obvious I am missing?


the "When adding" refers to the old version of the guide. This is about
migrating from a old build where the configure flags were different.
That's what the "if you installed it before" meant. Granted, is not too
clearly written. I guess we could now remove these leftovers.

I see we also need to fix that build guide. Your problem comes from
--with-cairo-glesv2, which before just silently fell back to
cairo-image, but now triggers an error.

--with-cairo-glesv2 should simply be removed from the configure line.


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