[ATrpms-users] Re: nvidia-graphics4363-libs install
Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net
Tue Oct 5 08:59:24 CEST 2004
On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 11:06:06PM +0800, Jeff Pitman wrote:
> On Monday 04 October 2004 17:13, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 09:43:37AM +0800, Jeff Pitman wrote:
> > > I don't need nvidia, how do I decouple the dependency upon
> > > xorg-x11-libs and nvidia-graphics6111-libs?
> > Could you try
> > rpm -e --test nvidia-graphics6111-libs?
> > There is some property of nvidia-graphics6111-libs that one of the
> > other packages requests. Perhaps libGL.so.1, which is provided by
> > xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL.
> > Try
> > apt-get install xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL nvidia-graphics6111-libs-
> Yes it's libGL.so.1 and the apt-get install allows both to be installed
> simultaneously because the files are in different directories. So, how
> does Apt/Rpm determine that nvidia is higher ranked than the xorg when
> delivering the libGL.so.1? Alphabetically based on the package name?
I wished I knew, it does not seem to follow a rational order. :(
> I've not tried, since this is a headless box, but I cannot imagine the
> Nvidia supplied libGL.so.1 operating correctly on other graphics cards
> unless the lib provides a compat API that works in general in addition
> to its own accelerated functions.
I haven't tried (mostly due to lack of non-nvidia cards), but I cannot
imagine that they have a compatibility layer (the API will be
compatible, but libGL.so.1 will most probably be non-functional).
> So, should this really "Provides: libGL.so.1" ? Because it would
> seem that this lib is really a specialized libGL built for Nvidia
These provides are not explicitely gathered, but automatically created
by rpm. But there are ugly, but straighforward ways to remove a
Nice idea, thanks! I'll try to put that into the rpms!
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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