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libdrm - userspace library for drm
This is libdrm, a userspace library for accessing the DRM, direct rendering
manager, on Linux, BSD and other operating systems that support the ioctl
The library provides wrapper functions for the ioctls to avoid exposing the
kernel interface directly, and for chipsets with drm memory manager, support
for tracking relocations and buffers.
New functionality in the kernel DRM drivers typically requires a new libdrm,
but a new libdrm will always work with an older kernel.
libdrm is a low-level library, typically used by graphics drivers such as
the Mesa drivers, the X drivers, libva and similar projects.
libdrm has two build systems, a legacy autotools build system, and a newer
meson build system. The meson build system is much faster, and offers a
slightly different interface, but otherwise provides an equivalent feature set.
To use it:
meson builddir/
By default this will install into /usr/local, you can change your prefix
with --prefix=/usr (or `meson configure builddir/ -Dprefix=/usr` after
the initial meson setup).
Then use ninja to build and install:
ninja -C builddir/ install
If you are installing into a system location you will need to run install
separately, and as root.
Alternatively you can invoke autotools configure:
By default, libdrm will install into the /usr/local/ prefix. If you
want to install this DRM to replace your system copy, pass
--prefix=/usr and --exec-prefix=/ to configure. If you are building
libdrm from a git checkout, you first need to run the
script. You can pass any options to that you would other
wise pass to configure, or you can just re-run configure with the
options you need once finishes.
Next step is to build libdrm:
and once make finishes successfully, install the package using
make install
If you are installing into a system location, you will need to be root
to perform the install step.