[Pkg-fglrx-devel] the future of xvba-va-driver

Patrick Matthäi pmatthaei at debian.org
Tue Jan 27 18:51:39 UTC 2015

Am 24.01.2015 um 20:19 schrieb Andreas Beckmann:
> Hi,
> as of the 14.12 release libXvBAW.so.1 gained the functionality to serve
> as a va backend by simply adding a symlink
>   /usr/lib/<triplet>/dri/fglrx_drv_video.so -> ../libXvBAW.so.1.0
> which conflicts with the existing xvba-va-driver package.
> We could
> 1) build xvba-va-driver from src:fglrx-driver (ships only that link) and
> abandon src:xvba-video. Would break usage of libfglrx-legacy-amdxvba1 as
> backend for xvba-va-driver
> 2) add the link to libfglrx-amdxvba1 as well as
>    Conflicts/Replaces/Provides: xvba-va-driver and
>    Provides: va-driver
>    (makes xvba-va-driver binary package only usable with the legacy
>     driver) Upgrades should be smooth since xvba-va-driver already
>     Depends: libfglrx-amdxvba1
> 3) other suggestions?

What about a mix of 1) (building binary:xvba-va-driver from
src:fglrx-driver, version would be higher => OK), which ships the
symlink and the next release of src:xvba-video moves its content from
binary:xvba-va-driver to NEW package binary:xvba-va-driver-legacy?

Mit freundlichem Gruß / With kind regards,
 Patrick Matthäi
 GNU/Linux Debian Developer

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