[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#489389: Bug#489389: patch for etch

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Aug 7 16:40:30 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 11:56:21AM -0500, Frank Loeffler wrote:
> I was bitten by the same problem. I was trying to backport that package
> like I did in the past. Maybe nvidia-glx should depend on a version of
> xserver-xorg-core, which contains libwfb.so. That would not help in
> backporting (on the contrary), but would avaid the late error while
> doing so.

Since it is a problem that depends on an external issue (which version
of xorg you have), there really is no way to easily make it work on
etch.  Hopefully only a few people need to backport it to etch.  I
suppose a variable somewhere that could be set by people who want to
bakport it that takes care of enabling everything would be nice, but why
change the package just for that.

> Is there no way to support both versions of xserver-xorg-core, like
> depending on xerver-xorg-core and depending on its version installing
> the lib or not?

The thing is doing the diversion will only happen when the nvidia
package is installed.  If you later upgrade the xorg version, the nvidia
package won't know and hence can't change the diversion which is now no
longer required (and in fact breaks some systems).

> On the other hand, I attach a small patch for the current version, which
> made it work on etch for me.

It looks like that should do the job.

Len Sorensen

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