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Re: xmesalib

On Wednesday 04 May 2005 00:20, Steve Vejcik wrote:
> Hello folks-
>         I'm trying to install xlibmesa on my woody-based system.
>         I'm hitting the appended error message (and variants) when
>         I use 'apt-get install xlibmesa-gl'.  If some kind soul can help
>         decode (or even better, fix) the issue at hand, I'd be most
>         appreciative.
>                    Steve
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/xlibmesa-gl_4.3.0.dfsg.1-12.0.1_i386.deb
> (--unpack): trying to overwrite `/usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2', which is
> also in package fglrx
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/xlibmesa-gl_4.3.0.dfsg.1-12.0.1_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

You have the ATI proprietary graphics driver installed and it delivers its own 
OpenGL implementation. An open source compatible version of it is in the 
xlibmesa-gl library too (dpkg -s xlibmesa-gl). So the two 
files /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 with the same names are in the two 
packages. So you could rename the one version of the file libGL.so.1.2 to 
something else, install the package and then symlink 'by hand' depending on 
what you need. I'm sure there's a more elegant solution in the likes of 
dpkg-divert but you might wanna read about it yourself:)



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