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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 interface. 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. libdrm is a low-level library, typically used by
graphics drivers such as the Mesa DRI drivers, the X drivers, libva
and similar projects. 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 standard autotools package and follows the normal
configure, build and install steps. The first step is to configure
the package, which is done by running the configure shell script:
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.