[Mesa-users] Installing ndiff

Francis Timmes fxt44 at mac.com
Thu Oct 20 16:32:05 UTC 2022

hi emily,

my preferred solution for running older versions of mesa is nudocker:


this is invaluable for running older versions of mesa, including 8845,
without the pain points that you describe.


> On Oct 20, 2022, at 5:28 AM, EMILY WHITEHEAD via Mesa-users <mesa-users at lists.mesastar.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a Master's student trying to install MESA 8845 using the Ubuntu App (Version 2204.1.6.0). I'm using MESA SDK 7624. When I try to install MESA I get an error saying I need to install ndiff. I followed the instructions given in the error message:
> You need to install ndiff before you can install mesa.    
>     The ndiff tar file is in the mesa/utils directory.        
>     Unpack it anywhere (tar -zxvf ndiff-2.00.tar.gz),         
>    and cd to the ndiff directory.                            
>     Then do the usual sequence:                               
>            ./configure                                        
>            make all                                          
>            sudo make install                                
>     Note: 'make check' seems to give lots of false alarms.    
>     I suggest skipping that step in the ndiff installation.   
>     BTW: there's another 'ndiff' out there in the unix world. 
>            http://nmap.org/ndiff/                             
>     I'm sure it's a great tool, but it isn't what we need.
> I unzipped the file and entered the ./configure command. However, when I then enter the 'make all' command given in the error message I get the following error:
> gcc -I. -I/usr/local/include  -DVERSION='"2.00"' -DDATE='"10-Dec-2000"'  -O     -c -o ndiff.o ndiff.c
> /home/ewhitehead/mesasdk/bin/gcc.wrapper: line 45: /home/ewhitehead/mesasdk/bin/gcc.wrapper.exec: No such file or directory
> make: *** [<builtin>: ndiff.o] Error 127
> I checked my files and, whilst I have a gcc.exec file & a gcc.wrapper file, I do not have a file called 'gcc.wrapper.exec'.
> How do I solve this error? 
> Thanks,
> Emily 
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