building xorg

Chuck Robey chuckr at
Tue Jun 17 11:15:48 PDT 2008

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Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at> wrote:
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>> I've gone back to building xorg from sources (git).  I found I had the same
>> error I hit last time, when I decided I needed to finish off my research first,
>> which is that pkg-config coulnd't find a gl.pc.  I went and checked, it's the
>> glproto.pc that's asking for that lib, but my box's lg comes from specially
>> munged sources from Nvidia (because of my Nvidia 8600GTS card) and Nvidia's gl
>> build hasn't got any gl.pc in it to be installed.
>> Anybody got a gl.pc in any of their pkgconfig locations?  I'll edit it for my
>> local state, but I need to know what it wants in terms of dependencies, like
>> that.  If you could mail me one, I'd appreciate that, and my build would sure
>> like it also.
> gl.pc comes from mesa, and you really need the mesa version to build
> GLX and DRI in the server. It needs headers in $includedir/GL like
> GL/internal/dri_interface.h. Nvidia's gl doesn't provide the DRI
> interface.

Yes but (famous last words??) don't I need to use the nvidia version, no matter
how it might be warped, because it's the only one that'll work for my card?

I would be overjoyed to find myself wrong.

> --
> Dan

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