[PATCH 0/1] [Jaunty] LP#308387 -- fix drm include collision with libdrm-dev

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at cc.hut.fi
Wed Dec 17 15:47:29 UTC 2008

On Wed, 17 Dec 2008, Ben Collins wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-12-16 at 15:23 +0000, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
>> It seems we are currently have a file collision between linux-libc-dev
>> and libdrm-dev, both installing the drm kernel header files.  Although the
>> correct authoritive version are from the kernel, such that we would hope
>> to install those and remove the ones in the libdrm package, it seems that
>> the ones there have been manually modified to make them acceptable to the
>> X server.
>> Clearly long term this needs resolving and the changes made to the
>> headers folded back into the kernel, particularly as upstream Debian
>> has also included all of these files in their linux-libc-dev package.
>> We have a commitment for them to take on this task longer term.  In the
>> short term (before -alpha2) while the X server people sort out how they
>> are going to resolve this it is prudent for us to remove our copies from
>> the linux-libc-dev package.
>> Following this email is a patch to do just that.
> I would say that libdrm-dev needs to be fixed sooner rather than
> later...

The problem is that the intel driver doesn't build against the kernel 
headers, and while upstream is aware of this it'll take some time to get 
it fixed. And that means those headers should be backported.

Until that is fixed we are forced to use the headers from libdrm.


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