[pacman-dev] fglrx-utils preferred over libgl-dri

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 17:00:24 EDT 2007

On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 03:43:47PM -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On 10/19/07, Alexander Baldeck <kth5 at archlinuxppc.org> wrote:
> > I renamed libgl-dri to just libgl. fglrx-utils and nvidia-utils still
> > provide libgl but now must be explicitly installed. Then it's all back
> > to the way it used to work. Pacman will just ignore the real libgl
> > package on upgrades.
> Erm. I don't know if this is a real question or rhetorical, but I just
> want to point out that package names are searched for an exact match
> first, THEN provides, so a package will always be installed BEFORE a
> provides entry.

That's exactly why libgl-dri was renamed to libgl. For a saner default.
Also, I don't see anything close to a question there, I think what Alex said
was clear :)
The libgl package will be ignored on upgrades AFTER fglrx-utils or nvidia-utils
have been explictly installed.

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