[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#558434: Bug#558434: libvdpau1 should not depend on the libvdpau-driver metapackage
mcitadel at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 00:56:12 UTC 2009
On Saturday 28 November 2009 17:09:21 Mario Limonciello wrote:
> Package: libvdpau
> Version: 0.3-1
> Severity: normal
> Currently, libvdpau1 depends on libvdpau-driver which in turn only depends
> upon an NVIDIA closed source library.
> This means that any package that depends on libvdpau1 to be able to
> optionally provide support for VDPAU will depend on the NVIDIA library.
> The dependency should be dropped, and individual packages that will
> "require" VDPAU support should depend upon the driver package.
The idea with the libvdpau-driver was for it to depend on the multiple
implementations of the vdpau driver that may exist. It would have a Depends
Depends: ati-libvdpau1-driver |
. . .
nvidia-libvdpau1-driver [amd64 i386]
In this way, only one package (libvdpau-driver) has to be updated when a new
vdpau driver implementation is available, rather than updating however many
packages that may depend on libvdpau1.
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