[arch-dev-public] Proposal to change the nvidia-utils package to allow for better bumblebee integration

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Thu Mar 14 07:41:44 EDT 2013

On 14.03.2013 10:03, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 14.03.2013 02:59, schrieb Sven-Hendrik Haase:
>> On 13.03.2013 22:15, Laurent Carlier wrote:
>>> Le mercredi 13 mars 2013 06:18:15 Sven-Hendrik Haase a écrit :
>>>> I propose a change to the nvidia-utils that is as follows:
>>>> 1. Move all libs to /usr/lib/nvidia
>>>> 2. Create nvidia-utils-helper package that only adds a
>>>> /etc/ld.so.conf.d/nvidia file containing "/usr/lib/nvidia"
>>>> 3. make nvidia-utils depend on nvidia-utils-helper
>>> 1. package nvidia-utils without libGL.so and libGL.so.1 symlinks
>>> 2. package nvidia-libgl with these symlinks.
>>> 3. the package bumblebee could provide a /usr/lib/bumblebee that provide
>>> libGL.so and libGL.so. symlinks and conflicts with nvidia-libgl
>> Shouldn't libglx.so go into that package as well? But then it wouldn't
>> be correct to call it nvidia-libgl anymore. I like the symlink idea.
> mesa-libgl looks exactly the same.
Indeed, you are right. Well then, nvidia-libgl would fit fine.

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