Bug#873603: glx-diversions: Install and uninstall nvidia-driver fails with ERROR: The conflicting library '/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1.2' is known to dpkg.

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Fri Nov 17 04:15:35 UTC 2017

Control: tag -1 wontfix

On 08/29/2017 02:46 PM, Chad Chenault wrote:
> I changed graphics card from AMD to Nvidia and errors with installation of nvidia-grive. Graphics card is 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT215 
> [GeForce GT 240] (rev a2).

> 	ls -al /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1.2
> 	lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 48 Mar 21  2016 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1.2 -> /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/fglrx/fglrx-libGL.so.1.2

That is something from the fglrx driver installation, but looks like
that was not done with the fglrx-driver package we had in jessie - that
should never create such a link.

So glx-diversions failed on some unknown (non-standard) bits it
encountered instead of messing around and silently breaking stuff ...

(For NVIDIA we have nvidia-installer-cleanup to clean up the mess
created by using the .run installer on a Debian system, but there is no
equivalent for AMD/fglrx. And with fglrx being discontinued ... that
will never happen.)


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