[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#558434: Bug#558434: libvdpau1 should not depend on the libvdpau-driver metapackage

Andres Mejia 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 
field like.

Depends: ati-libvdpau1-driver |
              intel-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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