Package Details: mesa-git 18.3.0_devel.104495.93b8b987d0-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: mesa-git
Description: an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification, git version
Upstream URL:
Keywords: mesa X11
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: libva-mesa-driver, mesa, mesa-vdpau, opencl-mesa, vulkan-intel, vulkan-radeon
Provides: libva-mesa-driver, mesa, mesa-vdpau, opencl-driver, opencl-mesa, opengl-driver, vulkan-driver, vulkan-intel, vulkan-radeon
Submitter: Krejzi
Maintainer: Lone_Wolf
Last Packager: Lone_Wolf
Votes: 153
Popularity: 0.393533
First Submitted: 2014-06-19 21:33
Last Updated: 2018-08-29 21:12

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Lone_Wolf commented on 2018-01-30 14:06

  • issues
Simple issues can be dealth with through aur comments, but sometimes discussion is needed.
Use for that.
  • main difference with stable repo package
[extra]mesa is a split package, but aur mesa-git isn't.
Basically with aur mesa-git you get everything in one package, while [extra]/mesa allows you to leave out some parts if you don't want/need them.
Having a single package reduces maintenance and makes switching from stable to mesa-git rather easy, though reverting back to stable can be tricky.
  • meson settings
Those who compare PKGBUILDs will notice I don't use arch-meson, but meson setup.
I disagree with some of the settings made by arch-meson (especially the buildtype and enabling LTO by default) and feel using meson setup is cleaner.
  • wayland
The EGL files needed for wayland (and some programs like firefox) support are being moved from mesa to wayland, This package no longer provides them.
wayland 1.15 and later provide the necessary files.
Either extra/wayland or AUR/wayland-git should provide this.

I don't use wayland myself, so can't test it.
  • llvm-svn
For full functionality and latest features mesa trunk master needs to be build against llvm trunk master.
If you build against stable llvm things MAY work, but you're likely to lack some features and face stability issues.
  • how to update

Recommended way to update :

run pacman -Syu , build & update llvm-svn & lib32-llvm-svn build & update mesa-git build & update lib32-mesa-git

If you feel llvm-svn takes to long to build (50 minutes on my system) Kerberizer (aur llvm-svn & lib32-llvm-svn maintainer ) has setup an unofficial repo.
See .
That repo is updated to latest llvm-svn several times per day.

Latest Comments

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PedroHLC commented on 2018-11-12 10:54

Thought 'llvm-config --version' shows '8.0.0svn', during config it fails not finding llvm-config >= 6.0.0. Anyone else having this? I'm building from a clean chroot...

EDIT: Nevermind. For some reason on clean chroot llvm-svn is not installing libedit...

EDIT#2: xrandr seems to be required for building mesa-git thought.

Lone_Wolf commented on 2018-10-31 12:22

Check the last paragraph of the sticky comment, "how to update"

Incase you're already using the llvm-svn unofficial repo, building just mesa-git should take 10-30 minutes .

Useful tips to speed up compiling :

torbido commented on 2018-10-30 22:27

How to update mesa-git without have to remove it and build again? because building from the beginning takes about 9 hours!

Lone_Wolf commented on 2018-10-26 12:09

I guess you're referring to the patches mentioned here : ?

I've tried to follow the thread on mesa-dev, but there are several patchsets involved and the consensus appears to be more testing is needed.

Also looking at commits by Samuel Pitoiset to mesa-git,

there's no sign yet of VK_EXT_Transform making it in.

You can try subscribing to mesa-dev to follow development or check cgit regularly.

torbido commented on 2018-10-25 14:20

No, I am just waiting for the RADV patches for VK_EXT_transform_feedback to land on Mesa 18.3. I heard there will be an update on next Wednesday 10/31.

Lone_Wolf commented on 2018-10-23 00:25


this is a *-git package. The PKGBUILD is setup to always retrieve the latest version and adjust the pkgver.

As long as the package builds and runs ok, there's no reason to update the PKGBUILD.

Do you have problems building ?

torbido commented on 2018-10-22 23:34

When is it going to be updated?!

linkmauve commented on 2018-08-29 20:03

Hi, the current URL of Mesa is (please change the url field).

Lone_Wolf commented on 2018-08-28 09:09

Looks like that was never changed since I created my first mesa git package in 2012.

Thanks, will be corrected soon.

HeroCC commented on 2018-08-27 20:00

You may want to change the URL in the PKGBUILD to, the SourceForge link is a pointer to that.