Bug#638965: xserver-xorg-core: add override directory that is prepended to the module search path
debian at abeckmann.de
Tue Aug 23 11:38:12 UTC 2011
as this was discussed on the mailing list before, see e.g.
there is need for an override directory that is prepended to the module
In  I describe my analysis of the current search path system and in
 Julien says
I'd prefer an explicit override directory over abusing 'linux'.
An override directory could be used so that vendor implementations of a
module (e.g. libglx.so) can be installed installed in the override
directory and will be found before the native xorg module without having
to use dpkg-divert on the original module. Such a solution would simplify
using update-alternatives to enable/disable the vendor implementation
without installing/removing packages.
For the time being, /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/ could be abused for
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