[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#389971: nvidia-glx: nvidia-glx to provide libgl1
rra at debian.org
Wed Apr 7 07:03:42 UTC 2010
tag 389971 wontfix
Felix Zielcke <fzielcke at z-51.de> writes:
> Am Donnerstag, den 28.09.2006, 22:02 +0530 schrieb Alok G. Singh:
>> Programs like glxinfo are in mesa-utils which depends on
>> libgl1-mesa-glx | libgl1.
>> However only libgl1-mesa-glx provides libgl1. If nvidia-glx could
>> provide then the mesa libs could be removed.
> Is there any reason why this is still not the case with 185.18.36-2
> currently in sid or was this bug report just forgotten?
I'm afraid this really can't be done without preventing co-installation of
libgl1-mesa-dev and nvidia-glx. libgl1-mesa-dev depends on
libgl1-mesa-glx, which in turn conflicts with libgl1 since it also
Given that most Debian users are probably going to prefer building against
the free libraries rather than the non-free libraries, I don't think
preventing installation of libgl1-mesa-dev is a good idea. Having the
other libraries installed is a minor issue and shouldn't cause any
problems other than consuming some disk space.
I suppose this is something that we could reconsider at some point, since
a conflict would certainly be easier to deal with than the diversions, but
I suspect that having nvidia-glx installed to support a video card that
doesn't otherwise work but libgl1-mesa-dev installed for building software
is a fairly common configuration.
Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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