Bug#612956: nvidia-glx requires xorg-video-abi-8.0 but new xserver-xorg-core provides xorg-video-abi-8

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Mon Feb 21 14:38:17 UTC 2011

On 2011-02-19 00:44, Craig Sanders wrote:
> more detail on xorg-video-abi-8.0 vs xorg-video-abi-8
> not sure if this bug belongs to nvidia-glx or xserver-xorg-core, but the solution
> requires co-ordination between the two packages.

This needs to be fixed in the nvidia packages, the new pre-release
packages should fix this.

> PS: why does nvidia-glx conflict with itself in the Conflicts: line
> above? i know it's been in the package since at least 195.36.31 without
> causing problems, but it seems an odd conflict to have.

It's a packaging issue and generated by some variable substitutions - I
want to use packaging scripts with minimal differences for the current
and all the legacy packages to simplify merging changes.

Package: self
Provides: self
Conflicts: self
works fine and is quite common with "real" packages that are also
"virtual" packages.

> 'aptitude why-not nvidia-glx' says that that is the problem (it's wrong,
> the problem is the missing dependancy xorg-video-abi-8.0).
> # aptitude why-not nvidia-glx
> ih  nvidia-glx Conflicts nvidia-glx

Eventually you should report that as an aptitude bug.


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