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03-31-2010, 01:06 PM
Hello, I have a problem.
I try to install Mesa 7.8 on CentOS 3.9 for i386 on VMVare 7.0.1
The Mesa I'm get from here:
And try to install it like described here:

When I perform configuration stage:
[root@CentOS Mesa-7.8]# ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
(root is actualy root)
This is what I get:
checking pkg-config files for X11 are available... no
checking for X... no
configure: error: X11 development libraries needed for dri driver
(Three dots says that there is some output before)
Put attention to error.

Any idea?
Thank you very much forahead.

03-31-2010, 01:08 PM
You need to make sure you have the latest dri and libdrm package I think.

Alternatively use synaptic to get glut3 and glut3dev.

Works a charm :)

03-31-2010, 02:12 PM
I'm new in Linux, so what is a different between development library and non-development library, because they both .so? Arn't they? "development" may be only code text file or library with debug information...

03-31-2010, 02:29 PM
More than "development library and non-development library", this is about packaging :
- binary "normal" package : for users, only the stripped compiled .so is needed
- dev package : programmers need .h interfaces, debug versions, sometimes programming docs, etc.
- src package is again different, it contains the library source code

Developpers using a library need both dev and normal, to compile then execute their programs.

03-31-2010, 03:21 PM
Thank you very much for reply :)

glut3 instead of dri?
In other forum I found that I need X11 development packages,
when you say dri you mean X11 development packages?
In every case do you know where I search it?

03-31-2010, 03:21 PM
Thank you. You make me clear it now :)