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Re: mesag3 <-> xlibmesa-gl / libgl1-mesa-dri <-> xlibmesa-dri / libglu1-mesa <-> libglu1-xorg

Thanks for your answers, Marcelo.

>  > I noticed that Ubuntu renamed mesag3->libglu1-mesa and
>  > xlibmesa-gl->libgl1-xorg.
>  Hopefully libglu1-mesa is a typo on your side.  The driver provided by
>  mesag3 is a software rasterizer and the package *should* be named
>  something like libgl1-mesa-soft (or swr or whatever, something that at
>  least gives a hint about the type of driver it provides)

You're right. It's not libglu1-mesa but libgl1-mesa. While my Debian
unstable box still has a mesag3 package, a current Ubuntu Breezy only
has a package libgl1-mesa, which conflicts with mesag3 and provides the
virtual package mesag3. Same for xlibmesa-gl. This package was
renamed/replaced by libgl1-xorg and is now completely removed from
Ubuntu Breezy. It seems there were many renamings lastly in Ubuntu
and new packages
libglu1-mesa providing libglu1
libgl1-mesa-dri providing libgl1-dri

x-window-system-core in Ubuntu Breezy now depends on
libgl1-mesa-dri/libgl1-mesa/libglu1-mesa while as in unstable it is
I got the impression that this is an attempt to get a consistent naming
scheme as a first step in order to prepare for the X11R6.9/X11R7.0
release. IIRC X11R6.9 and X11R7.0 will use an installed mesa package to
provide OpenGL functionality and will not need it's own copy of mesa
Maybe I'm completely wrong and I only got confused a little bit by all
this package renamings lately.


(1) I know that this is d-d and not the ubuntu m-l. It just seems that
the Ubuntu packages for X are slightly ahead of Debian and I just
wondered if Debian will take the same path.

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