Mesa and LIBDRM on a 64 bit Opteron Fedora Core 5 Cluster
Further adventures in attempting to install Underworld 1.2 on Wexstan.
Previous instruction for installing Mesa largely work, but with the following exceptions.
Use a new directory name and run the configuration as modified...
mkdir -p /usr/local/mesa/7.4
... and discover a new and interesting failure.
checking for LIBDRM... configure: error: Package requirements (libdrm >= 2.4.3) were not met:
Requested 'libdrm >= 2.4.3' but version of libdrm is 2.0
OK, so something new to install..
LIBDM provides core library routines for the X Window System that directly interface with video hardware using the Linux kernel's Direct Rendering Modules. That's probably pretty important for a graphics library
Download the tarball and extract (
tar xvf libdrm-2.4.5.tar.gz) in /usr/local/src/LIBDRM.
Make a install directory (
mkdir -p /usr/local/libdrm/2.4.5) and run a configure with that as the install prefix (
Discover that Fedora Core 5 is too old for libdrm 2.4.5. Give up. Consider (briefly) upgrading the entire operating system on the cluster.
Sometimes this happens.