[blfs-dev] libdrm

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Sep 1 09:24:32 PDT 2013

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 01, 2013 at 04:45:29PM +0200, Igor Živković wrote:
>> Is there any reason why libdrm is in the general libraries section? I'd
>> propose to move it to X installation before MesaLib or at very least to
>> X libraries section since it depends on X libraries. What do you think?
>   I think it's there because of history.  I can see it in the 6.2.0
> version of the book in the museum.  We still had "traditional" X
> (i.e. monolithic) in both Xorg and XFree86 flavours, as well as
> Modular X (7.1).  At that time, Mesa was listed among the
> X libraries (because it required libraries from Xorg.  No idea why
> libdrm went into general libraries.
>   Personally, I think moving it to chapter 24 makes a lot of sense -
> the only reason I can see for installing libdrm is to build Xorg.
> But that may impact Bruce's scripts to check for newer versions.

The scripts can be updated easily enough. In some cases, updates like 
this may be automatically picked up.  In this case I think it would be.

   -- Bruce

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