[RFC] proposal for reorganizing the MESA libraries to simplify replacing them with vendor implementations

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Thu Aug 4 12:35:11 UTC 2011

On 2011-08-04 11:22, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-07-25 at 19:03 +0200, Julien Cristau wrote: 
>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 18:57:17 +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
>>> libGL.so.1 is not the only file to be diverted, libglx.so is being
>>> replaced by the vendors drivers, too. Or is there some way of "search
>>> path magic" that would allow to place the "higher priority alternative"
>>> in a different location where it would be picked up before
>>> /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so ? That would allow to avoid
>>> the diversion here. Something similar to /lib/modules/*/updates/ ...
>> That shouldn't be too hard.
> But it would result in the non-standard libglx.so being picked up even
> when the standard GL(X) components are supposed to be used. So I think
> libglx.so would need to be handled by the alternative as well.

The idea is still to handle the non-standard libglx.so by an
alternative. This will be installed in the search path before the
standard libglx.so. So we can stop diverting the standard libglx.so
simplifying the whole process.


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