Package Details: mesa-git 21.2.0_devel.142376.c70f45c7596-1

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Package Base: mesa-git
Description: an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification, git version
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Keywords: mesa X11
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: libva-mesa-driver, mesa, mesa-vdpau, opencl-mesa, vulkan-intel, vulkan-mesa-layer, vulkan-radeon, vulkan-swrast
Provides: libva-mesa-driver, mesa, mesa-vdpau, opencl-driver, opencl-mesa, opengl-driver, vulkan-driver, vulkan-intel, vulkan-mesa-layer, vulkan-radeon, vulkan-swrast
Submitter: Krejzi
Maintainer: Lone_Wolf (rjahanbakhshi)
Last Packager: rjahanbakhshi
Votes: 166
Popularity: 2.11
First Submitted: 2014-06-19 21:33
Last Updated: 2021-07-10 09:03

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Lone_Wolf commented on 2020-04-23 12:26

Mesa and llvm are closely tied together. Everytime the llvm mesa is built against changes/updates , mesa needs to be rebuilt.

I expect anyone building mesa-git against one of the llvm trunk variants to be able to do that themselves, but atleast some of the people that built against repo llvm don't understand how to deal with such a rebuild.

The rest of this post is meant for those people.

  • Verify if latest PKGBUILD requirements match llvm repo versions.
  • If they don't , post to alert me of this.
  • DELAY the update of llvm/clang suite and their lib32- counterparts
  • Once the PKGBUILD does match, download it.

Option A - best one

  • run pacman -Syu to ensure your system is in sync with your mirrror server
  • build mesa-git in a clean chroot

see for the official way or for an alternative method.

  • install the newly built mesa-git
  • run pacman -Syu
  • ready

Option B - 2nd best

  • revert to repo mesa
  • pacman -Syu
  • build mesa-git
  • switch from mesa to mesa-git
  • ready

Lone_Wolf commented on 2019-07-09 13:43

  • choosing which llvm variant to build against

WARNING : aur helpers don't support this method at all. They check .SRCINFO and that is set to build against repo llvm when it is uploaded.

Why would I want to use llvm development versions ?

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.

Mesa-git uses a custom environment variable MESA_WHICH_LLVM for flexibility.
It has 4 values.
1 : aur llvm-minimal-git
2 : aur llvm-git
3: llvm-git from LordHeavy' unofficial repo
4: llvm from extra repo

I use value 1 95% of the time and set this in ~/.bash_rc .
If MESA_WHICH_LLVM is unset or empty, the default value of 4 (extra llvm) is used.

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.
  • how to update

run pacman Syu update non-repo packages for llvm if you use them

build mesa-git, log out , restart X .

run glxinfo to verify basic OpenGL functionality

build lib32-mesa-git

run glxinfo32 to verify basic OpenGL functionality for multilib programs

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Anonymous comment on 2010-07-11 07:42


You need to downgrade autoconf to 2.65. However, I can't get libgl-git (which is a dep for this) to compile. It throws this error:

gcc -shared -o -Wl,--whole-archive ../../libmesa.a -Wl,--no-whole-archive -lm -lpthread -lc
../../libmesa.a(varray.o): In function `_mesa_PrimitiveRestartIndex':
varray.c:(.text+0x2770): multiple definition of `_mesa_PrimitiveRestartIndex'
../../libmesa.a(restart.o):restart.c:(.text+0x40): first defined here
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Anonymous comment on 2010-07-10 23:05

==> Applying patches
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal
/usr/share/aclocal/xdelta.m4:7: warning: underquoted definition of AM_PATH_XDELTA
/usr/share/aclocal/xdelta.m4:7: run info '(automake)Extending aclocal'
/usr/share/aclocal/xdelta.m4:7: or see warning: AC_INIT: not a literal:
autoreconf: tracing warning: AC_INIT: not a literal:
autoreconf: not using Libtool
autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf warning: AC_INIT: not a literal:
configure:5728: error: possibly undefined macro: AS_MESSAGE_LOG_FDdnl
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.
autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1

This happens with mesa-git, libgl-git, and probably intel-dri-git.

Huulivoide commented on 2010-07-09 12:55

install -m755 "${srcdir}/LICENSE" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname}/"
should be
install -m755 "${srcdir}/LICENSE" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/mesa/"

Svenstaro commented on 2010-06-19 18:37

It should at least optdepend on mesa-demos-git.

td123 commented on 2010-06-19 18:01

Removed replaces, and mesa demos line.
Cleaned parts of the PKGBUILD.

Svenstaro commented on 2010-06-14 01:24

Shouldn't have replaces.

Svenstaro commented on 2010-06-13 23:24

Still failing. Maintainer still active?

Anonymous comment on 2010-05-29 16:24

This package is falling to compile because mesa-demos has moved to another repo (
So, you should remove the line: install -m755 progs/xdemos/glx{gears,info} "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/" || return 1
Also, it will be nice to create a new package: mesa-demos-git or something.

speps commented on 2010-04-21 02:00


Mesa-git conflicts with Glew since they share this headers :


Add glew to conflicts and provides or remove those header files from mesa-git package.

C ya

speps commented on 2010-04-21 00:12


Mesa-git conflicts with Glew since they share this headers :


Add glew to conflicts or remove those header files from mesa-git package.

C ya