Bug#912925: glx-diversions: should divert libGL.so when other libraries are diverted to NVIDIA as pyqt5 breaks otherwise

Julian Gilbey jdg at debian.org
Mon Nov 5 12:45:18 GMT 2018

On Mon, Nov 05, 2018 at 10:43:44AM +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> Control: tag -1 wontfix
> On 2018-11-05 01:17, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > So the pragmatic way to fix it would be to symlink libGL.so to the
> > NVIDIA libGL.so... (and presumably the other related .so libraries)
> > when glx-diversions is used.  Because having libGL.so.1 pointing to
> > one version of the library and libGL.so pointing to an incompatible
> > version is causing this crash.
> > 
> > Please could you therefore modify glx-diversions to ensure that the
> > unversioned libGL.so points to the same location as the versioned
> > libGL.so.1 (and the others too: libEGL.so, libGLESv1_CM.so and
> > libGLESv2.so).
> Stuff that dlopens the .so files is broken. They should dlopen the .so.1
> (or thatever the soversion is).

By this argument, surely there should not be a libGL.so on the system
at all?  And it also does not address the serious issue that libGL.so
points to a different library from libGL.so.1.

The discussions online show that this is an issue which has been
around for years.  The solution is simple.

Best wishes,


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