Running mesa from git on Ubuntu
This was written against Ubuntu 12.04 although it’s unlikely things will change appreciably. You should know what you are doing (and have a good reason to need mesa from git) if you are going to follow these instructions. Following these instructions without proper knowledge could bring harm to you, your pets, or toaster.
First we’ll need some prerequisite packages,
$ sudo apt-get install libpciaccess-dev
Let’s setup a directory to work within,
$ MESA_ROOT=/opt/mesa $ mkdir $MESA_ROOT $ cd $MESA_ROOT $ cat <<EOF > env.sh export MESA_ROOT=$MESA_ROOT export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=\$MESA_ROOT/prefix/lib:\$LD_LIBRARY_PATH PATH=\$MESA_ROOT/prefix/bin:\$PATH export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=\$MESA_ROOT/prefix/lib/pkgconfig:\$PKG_CONFIG_PATH EOF $ source env.sh
First we need to check out
$ git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/drm $ cd drm $ ./autogen.sh --prefix=$MESA_ROOT/prefix $ make $ make install
Now for mesa. Since I’m working on Intel hardware, I’ll exclude the nouveau and radeon drivers from the build,
$ cd $MESA_ROOT $ git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa $ cd mesa $ ./autogen.sh --prefix=$MESA_ROOT/prefix --with-dri-drivers=swrast,i915,i965 $ make $ make install
Now we need to point the system towards our newly built drivers,
$ sudo sh -c "echo LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$MESA_ROOT/prefix/lib:\$LD_LIBRARY_PATH >> /etc/environment" $ sudo sh -c "echo DRI_DRIVER_PATH=$MESA_ROOT/prefix/lib/dri >> /etc/environment"
In principle restarting your X session should now give you a shiny new mesa.