[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#389971: nvidia-glx: nvidia-glx to provide libgl1

Felix Zielcke fzielcke at z-51.de
Thu Oct 22 14:21:31 UTC 2009

Am Donnerstag, den 28.09.2006, 22:02 +0530 schrieb Alok G. Singh:
> Programs like glxinfo are in mesa-utils which depends on
> libgl1-mesa-glx | libgl1.
> However only libgl1-mesa-glx provides libgl1. If nvidia-glx could
> provide then the mesa libs could be removed.

Is there any reason why this is still not the case with 185.18.36-2
currently in sid or was this bug report just forgotten?

nvidia-glx.shlibs even says:

  libGL     1 libgl1-mesa-glx | libgl1

so if packages compiled with nvidia-glx' libGL even should get the same
dependency like every other package using libgl1-mesa-glx, then I think
it's safe that nvidia-glx Provides: libgl1.
I fail to see a reason why it insteads diverts it.
Or does Nvidia's libGL has an internal fallback to libGL.so.1.xlibmesa
if it exists? IMO that would be strange.

Felix Zielcke
Proud Debian Maintainer and GNU GRUB developer

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