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Re: overcoming apt's resistance to broken packages

On 2014-06-27 21:58 +0200, The Wanderer wrote:

> On 06/27/2014 03:31 PM, Mike McClain wrote:
>> I don't need xserver-xorg-video-mach64 or xserver-xorg-video-r128 to
>> run X on my machine but xserver-xorg-video-radeon comes bundled with
>> them and xserver-xorg-video-ati.
> What do you mean by "comes bundled with", here?
> Looking at the package dependencies in current Debian testing,
> installing xserver-xorg-video-ati should get you
> xserver-xorg-video-radeon, but not the other way around.
> If you run 'apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-{radeon,ati-}', it should
> install the former and remove the latter, without breaking anything.

Except that the X server will not autoload the radeon driver, so that an
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file becomes necessary[1].


1. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=655693

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