[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#536545: Bug#536545: uninstallable

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Sat Jul 11 12:31:38 UTC 2009

retitle 536545 *-ia32 packages uninstallable

Randall Donald wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 22:36 -0300, Carlos Laviola wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 21:31, Randall Donald<randy at khensu.org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 21:09 -0300, Carlos Laviola wrote:
>>>> nvidia-glx-ia32 now depends on 'ia32-libx11-6' and 'ia32-libxext6'.
>>>> Architecture.  Those packages aren't in the archive.  Am I supposed to
>>>> be using ia32-apt-get to install them?
>>> Yes I believe so.
>> Well, that's just... not right. They're not in the official archive,
> neither is the kernel module. 
>> and I believe the new/old ia32-libs will make it unnecessary (Goswin's
>> orphaned it):
>> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/07/msg00103.html
> Well the transition stuff was done by somebody else so I don't admit to
> fully understanding what is going on. The new/old ia32-libs isn't in the
> archive yet either so we can only work with the current system. 
> Maybe Andreas has some input on this as he created the patch.

At the time I created and tested the patch ia32-apt-get (IIRC rel. 18 or
20) worked in "the intrusive way" diverting apt-get and friends and
package build worked fine. Now (rel 22) this has changed and there are
currently neither a functional monolithic ia32-libs nor individual
ia32-lib* packages available for sid (in default configurations, they
can be installed manually with ia32-apt-get and friends). So until the
ia32-libs issue is solved one way or another there is not much the
nvidia-*-ia32 packages could do about this. I'll post a patch for
nvidia-graphics-drivers once this is possible. Probably going back to an
unversioned ia32-libs build dependency will be enough.

I personally liked the idea of having the individual ia32-lib* packages,
less bloated dependencies and a much easier way to update individual libs.


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