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

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.com.au
Mon Apr 1 23:08:38 UTC 2013

On 02/04/13 01:04, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le lundi 01 avril 2013 à 22:04 +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz a
> écrit : 
>>> $ 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?
> It should work with indirect GLX if the server supports it, in which
> case you don’t need either of the two. I guess this is the reason for
> Recommends instead of Depends.

In my case, it is not working that way - the problem is 100% repeatable
if I just dpkg --purge libgl1-mesa-dri

I am happy to test it in some other way to see if there is a reason why
the indirect GLX doesn't work, but I would need some suggestions what to

> OTOH the metapackage xorg correctly depends on libgl1-mesa-dri. I’m not
> sure what can be done to make things better.

That is correct - but according to popcon, 1 in 7 users of xserver-xorg
don't have the package xorg, so when they upgrade, they won't get the
dependency that way.

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