[blfs-support] Mesalib patches

Jim Michmerhuizen jamzen at michmer.net
Sun Nov 4 16:05:58 PST 2012

On 11/04/2012 12:15 AM, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 03, 2012 at 08:56:49PM -0400, Jim Michmerhuizen wrote:
>> I'm building Mesalib according to the 2012-09-28 BLFS book.
>> But the required patchfile isn't up there for downloading.  Instead,
>> there's a patchfile evidently keyed to version 9 rather than 8.0.4.
>> I should
>> 	a) update my BLFS book, and start over with Mesalib, or
>> 	b) continue with v8.0.4, ignoring the required patchfile, or
>> 	c) something else.
>> What's the right thing to do?
>> P.S. The 7.2 LFS is working fine since I finished it about a month ago.


>   If you are using an nvidia video card which is supported by
> nouveau, the current book is probably better.

I'll have to check about nouveau, I guess; I'm building on a system I 
put together five years ago.

>   For xorg itself, I don't think anything beyond Mesa has changed
> recently, so on balance I think you should upgrade to the current
> BLFS book for your remaining packages.  If you haven't finished
> building xorg, you won't have built gtk+-{2,3} let alone any of the
> gnome packages, so I guess you will be fine to carry on with the
> newer versions.
That's what I'll do.  After sending my query last night I went ahead and 
downloaded the 11.03 book and built Mesa-9.0 from that.

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