[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#704257: missing libgl1-mesa-dri in upgrades

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Mon Apr 1 20:04:21 UTC 2013

On 04/01/2013 09:59 PM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> Agreed, but that doesn't complete the picture, as libgl1-mesa-glx
> doesn't depend on libgl1-mesa-dri:
> $ apt-cache depends libgl1-mesa-glx
>    ...
>      Recommends: libgl1-mesa-dri

Well, "Recommends" are installed by default, aren't they? However, I'm 
not sure why it shouldn't be depending on either "libgl1-mesa-dri" or 
"libgl1-mesa-swx11" here. I mean, MESA doesn't work without either of 
these, does it?

> Either empathy or libclutter probably need to generate a popup error
> window in this situation, if the error only appears in a console then it
> will leave users with a bad impression of any impacted binary.
> Generating such an error is independent of making sure the dependency is
> present.

No, I don't think there should be a popup. Someone should just fix the 

>> Also, have you tried running Empathy on a non-compositing window manager
>> when libgl1-mesa-dri is not installed?
> I'm happy to try that, can you propose which window manager I should
> try?  I know fvwm quite well and don't mind installing that.

Yeah, fvwm doesn't really do any compositing :).


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