Bug#630225: [nvidia-installer-cleanup] Does not install correctly, though nvidia works!

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Sun Jun 19 15:05:30 UTC 2011

retitle 630225 [nvidia-installer-cleanup] does not handle local diversions of libglx.so
reopen 630225
tags 630225 + wontfix

On 2011-06-19 14:36, David Baron wrote:
>>> (So why did not the installation script offer to remove
>>> that "local diversion?"
>> Because I never encountered such a thing. And if I can't see that this
>> happens regularily I'm not going to write extra code for this anomaly.
> Anyone going from Nvidia's installer to ours is likely to have put in this 
> diversion. Otherwise, every time xorg-core is upgraded, one needs to reinstall 
> the glx library. So it would not hurt to include in the script. Indeed, this 
> might be considered a (lower priority) bug on the installer.

Reopening and retitling the bug report while marking it as wontfix
until a number of other users has the same problem. Or someone sends
a patch.

Eventually a fix should go into the updated diversion handling instead,
see the glx-alternatives source package.


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