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rvdboom 08-25-2010 04:30 AM

Compiling mesa from git

I just wanted to warn the Slack team that since the commit of the new GLSL compiler from Intel to mesa, there was a hard dependency introduced on the talloc library, which is right now provided in Slackware within the Samba package.
However, I could only compile a recent mesa git pull by creating a "/usr/lib64/pkgconfig/talloc.pc" file, following the advice of nanonyme, on Phoronix.
The file has been copied from Fedora :



Name: talloc
Description: A hierarchical pool based memory system with destructors
Version: 2.0.1
Libs: -L${libdir} -ltalloc
Cflags: -I${includedir}

After that compilation could work.
Since there's a fair chance that this is to stay, I thought that maybe the Slack team, and some others, could be interested in this trick.
Best regards,

dolphin77 08-27-2010 03:06 AM

Thanks for the info.

Irecently tried to do the same. But didn't figure out that this lib is already included with slackware. So i downloaded talloc 2.0.1, and installed it as a separate package.

PS didn't have time yet to check. But isn't simple symlinking to should resolve this problem?

Martinezio 08-27-2010 07:01 AM

On my system, there is no ;)


root@marcin:~# ls -la /usr/lib64/*talloc*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    14 2010-08-17 14:54 /usr/lib64/ ->
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 38928 2010-07-27 20:04 /usr/lib64/

so, there is no either ;)

dolphin77 08-27-2010 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by Martinezio (Post 4079430)
On my system, there is no ;)


root@marcin:~# ls -la /usr/lib64/*talloc*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    14 2010-08-17 14:54 /usr/lib64/ ->
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 38928 2010-07-27 20:04 /usr/lib64/

so, there is no either ;)

You are absolutely right. I wrote above message from my memory, which was wrong. After installing talloc from a separate package from (I used modified slackbuild from slackware samba script), I actually have this:

vladimir@darkstar:~$ ls -l /usr/lib64/*talloc*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 56148 2010-08-26 09:02 /usr/lib64/libtalloc.a*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    14 2010-08-26 09:55 /usr/lib64/ ->*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 38928 2010-07-27 21:04 /usr/lib64/*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 45195 2010-08-26 09:02 /usr/lib64/*

and mesa builds normally. Not sure this is the right way, but it worked for me.

rworkman 08-31-2010 10:26 PM

Almost surely some CFLAGS-fu and LDFLAGS-fu (and there might even be TALLOC_CFLAGS and TALLOC_LDFLAGS (or similar) variables that one can use to override pkg-config) would fix this without having a libtalloc.pc file, but this is handy to know nonetheless. Assuming samba will use an external libtalloc if it's present, and the ABI is stable, and so on, then probably the best option will be to split libtalloc out of the samba package when the time comes. We'll see. :-) Thanks for the heads-up.

Martinezio 09-01-2010 04:56 AM

I think, that best way is just add "-ltalloc" to LDFLAGS (-L flag is already set with --libdir switch of configure script). This is most secure way IMHO, if You don't want to add libtalloc.pc file ;) I don't know, if changing CFLAGS has something to do with this problem ;)
Please, let us know, it this solved the problem - I don't want to utilize my CPU for useles for me compilation processes ;)

Martinezio 09-01-2010 09:38 AM

Ok, I've downloaded current mesa git repository to checkout, and this should be added to ./configure command:

With this env settings configure script will find libtalloc without havig proper .pc file.


rworkman 09-01-2010 11:53 AM

Very nice; thanks!

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