[pkg-nvidia-devel] Moving diversions between packages

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Thu Jul 29 00:02:33 UTC 2010

Hi Russ,

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 06:47:34AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:

> We're attempting to solve this problem by splitting out just the libGL
> library into a separate package (libgl1-nvidia) that can be independently
> installed.  However, that means the diversions of libGL have to move from
> nvidia-glx to this new package.  And that's where we ran into problems.

Somewhat orthogonal to your original question, but the Ubuntu nvidia
packages have recently switched to using alternatives instead of diversions
for managing the libgl bits for various reasons.  It would be great if
Debian and Ubuntu could get synced up on this... and maybe moving to
alternatives solves the problem with moving diversions, since alternatives
don't have the unpack ordering problem that diversions do.  Cc:ing the
Ubuntu nvidia package maintainer to make him aware of this discussion.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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