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Re: [RFC] multiarch and virtual packages

Le 03/10/2013 13:04, David Kalnischkies a écrit :
> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Vincent Danjean <vdanjean.ml@free.fr> wrote:
>>   I tried several variation, adding :same and/or :i386/:amd64 to
>> the Conflicts and/or Provides in ICD Loader. I do not succeed into
> :same doesn't exist (in this context), where did you find that?

It was just random tests.

> Anyway, negative dependencies (Conflicts/Breaks/Replaces) effect all
> architectures and can't be limited to specific architectures currently [0].
> [0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiarchSpec#Architecture-specific_Conflicts.2BAC8-Replaces

Thanks for the pointer to the official spec. I missed this paragraph.

>>   I see (not tested) one solution: to use one virtual package per
>> architecture (libopencl1-i386, libopencl1-amd64, ...) but this means to
>> generate the Provides/Conflicts/Replaces field at build time (using
>> subst vars).
> How about alternatives instead of this Provides/Conflicts/Replaces stuff
> to allow multiple loaders per architecture (and such an alternative is
> architecture specific by design).

as for glx libraries in NVidia packages? It can be a solution yes
but I cannot imagine a reason for that for now. And alternatives can
become tricker when -dev packages (with the .so symlink) come into

> And could the virtual package maybe named 'opencl-loader-api-1' or
> something?

Why ? The package providing a OpenCL ICD Loader must provide
a libopencl.so.1 shared library in the library search path. So
libopencl1 or libopencl-1 seem logical to me.

  Best regards,

> Best regards
> David Kalnischkies
> P.S.: If you wanna play, try APTs testcases. :)

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