libdrm-2.4.58

Introduction to libdrm

libdrm provides a user space library for accessing the DRM, direct rendering manager, on operating systems that support the ioctl interface. libdrm is a low-level library, typically used by graphics drivers such as the Mesa DRI drivers, the X drivers, libva and similar projects.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 platform.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): http://dri.freedesktop.org/libdrm/libdrm-2.4.58.tar.bz2

  • Download MD5 sum: 24213913333d72b36c16463ed92e522a

  • Download size: 560 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 10 MB (additional 1 MB for the tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.1 SBU (additional less than 0.1 SBU for the tests)

libdrm Dependencies

Recommended

Optional

docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-1.78.1 and libxslt-1.1.28 (to build manual pages), and Valgrind-3.10.1

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/libdrm

Installation of libdrm

Install libdrm by running the following commands:

sed -e "/pthread-stubs/d" -i configure.ac &&
autoreconf -fiv &&
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-udev &&
make

To check the results, issue make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

sed -e "/pthread-stubs/d" -i configure.ac: This sed removes dependency on libpthread-stubs package which is useless on Linux.

--enable-udev: This parameter enables support for using Udev instead of mknod.

Contents

Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libdrm.so, libdrm_intel.so, libdrm_nouveau.so, libdrm_radeon.so and libkms.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libdrm and /usr/include/libkms

Short Descriptions

libdrm.so

contains the Direct Rendering Manager API functions.

libdrm_intel.so

contains the Intel specific Direct Rendering Manager functions.

libdrm_nouveau.so

contains the open source nVidia (Nouveau) specific Direct Rendering Manager functions.

libdrm_radeon.so

contains the AMD Radeon specific Direct Rendering Manager functions.

libkms.so

contains API functions for kernel mode setting abstraction.

Last updated on 2014-09-29 12:49:55 +0000