intent to remove libglide from non-free
The Glide library is a mess. It's non-free and no source is available. As
distributed by the upstream author you get a library called libglide2x.so,
with no embedded soname. I had packaged up an old version of this library.
I went to update the package and I found that the situation has gotten
much uglier. Now, the upstream author is releasing 6 different versions
of the library. There are libc5 and libc6 versions for each of three
different kinds of video hardware. All 6 packages provide the same
library name (libglide2x.so). Further, none of them has a soname or
even versioned links.
I'm disgusted by the whole mess. This is what I get for taking on a
non-free package. The author is currently distributing in RPM format.
I'd like to get the existing libglide2 package dropped from non-free and
to point our users at alien and the RPMs distributed upstream. This
isn't a great solution, but it's the best I have come up with. Can
anybody suggest a better one?