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[bug#57297] [PATCH 0/7] Update vulkan packages and add vulkan-validation

From: Kaelyn Takata
Subject: [bug#57297] [PATCH 0/7] Update vulkan packages and add vulkan-validationlayers
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2022 14:48:41 +0000


This patch series adds vulkan-validationlayers 1.2.201 and updates the 
dependent vulkan packages to compatible versions from approximately the same 
time period. I had added/updated these packages in a local channel about 8 or 9 
months ago and have been running multiple systems with them since then. My 
motivation at the time was to add vulkan-validationlayers for use with the 
Vulkan tutorial at

It was only recently that I was able to fix an issue with the tutorial program 
not finding the .so for the validation layer, by patching the layer manifest 
file with the full store path of the .so. A similar phase would need to be 
added to the mesa package definition for its device selection layer to work 
properly. The error from the mesa layer not being found when I run the basic 
tutorial program is:

  !! validation layer: cannot open shared 
object file: No such file or directory

The 'set-layer-path-in-manifest phase in vulkan-validationlayers resolved a 
similar error about

Final note: I went to update these packages to their latest versions before 
submitting the series, but they trigger warnings when running programs using 
Vulkan with Mesa 21.3.8 due it not supporting Vulkan 1.3 (I forget the exact 


Kaelyn Takata (7):
  gnu: spirv-headers: Update to
  gnu: spirv-tools: Update to 2021.4.
  gnu: vulkan-headers: Update to 1.2.202.
  gnu: vulkan-loader: Update to 1.2.202.
  gnu: vulkan-tools: Update to 1.2.201.
  gnu: shaderc: Update to 2021.3.
  gnu: Add vulkan-validationlayers.

 gnu/packages/vulkan.scm | 94 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
 1 file changed, 68 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)

base-commit: 65cabb010e3388d10f9b25ec560bfcfab5f810d4

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