Building and using mesa for development and testing
This explains how to build mesa from source, and how to use the custom built mesa to run some apps and games, without needing to replace the mesa libraries that your operating system runs on.
Let's assume that you are using an x86_64 system.
This is how to install them on Fedora. You can substitute with other distros' package managers, the packages are named similarly but maybe have a different naming convention (eg.