[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#490370: nvidia-glx-legacy-71xx: purge fails

A Mennucc1 debdev at mennucci.sns.it
Fri Jul 11 20:26:46 UTC 2008

Package: nvidia-glx-legacy-71xx
Severity: normal


I removed nvidia-glx-legacy-71xx to install nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx

then I also decided to purge it away, since it
still leaves around /etc/init.d/nvidia-glx-legacy-71xx
which installs TLS links at boot
(and this is useless, it is already done by ...96xx )

but purging fails, it says

dpkg-divert: mismatch on package
  when removing `diversion of /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 to /usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1.xlibmesa by nvidia-glx-legacy-71xx'
  found `diversion of /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 to /usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1.xlibmesa by nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx'

and similarly a lot of commands following do fail

a possible workaround would be to remove all diversions on 
package removal, and not on --purge


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nvidia-glx-legacy-71xx depends on:
ii  libc6        2.7-10                      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libx11-6     2:1.1.4-2                   X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6     2:1.0.4-1                   X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  nvidia-kerne 71.86.01-1+2.6.18.dfsg.1-17 NVIDIA binary kernel module for Li
ii  nvidia-kerne 71.86.01-1                  NVIDIA binary kernel module for Li
ii  x11-common   1:7.3+12                    X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc
ii  xserver-xorg 2:1.4.2-1                   Xorg X server - core server

nvidia-glx-legacy-71xx recommends no packages.

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