Bug#556435: possible missed symlink in libgl1-mesa-glx.install
I have been investigating the way that Debian X Strike Force packages
Mesa because I needed to build a newer version of Mesa from upstream
sources in order to play with 2D/3D acceleration on a Radeon RV770 GPU.
(This requires that Mesa be rebuilt with "r600" DRI support.)
My understanding of Debian packaging protocols and workflows is limited,
maybe nonexistant. However, I was eventually able to figure out how
'debian/rules' actually builds all of the sources, then "installs" them
to 'debian/tmp', and then the *.install files are used to piece together
the 19 separate DEB files produced by this Debianized source package.
One of those files is 'debian/libgl1-mesa-glx.install', which contains
However, there are actually 3 'libGL.so*' files/symlinks in
'debian/tmp/usr/lib/glx' after the sources are built:
The 'libgl1-mesa-glx.install' contents fail to match the 'libGL.so'
symlink. Is this intentional?
All three files/symlinks could be matched by changing
'libgl1-mesa-glx.install' to this:
On my Sid machine, I actually have a symlink at '/usr/lib/libGL.so', and
I'm not quite sure where it came from. (Running 'dpkg -S' on it reveals
that it belongs to no package; I may have produced it accidentally while
trying to rebuild the upstream sources into DEB files.) On the Lenny
machine, there is no such symlink (as expected).
I discovered this while looking at Mesa-7.6 sources on Sid, and I have a
Lenny server box where I checked out the sources for this version. I am
filing this wishlist bug from the Lenny machine because I currently have
a development version of Mesa installed on the Sid machine, and didn't
want an unsupported version of this package to be listed in my bug
Also, is "email@example.com" open to non-bug-related traffic, or
is it for bugs and maintainer issues only? I have a couple of questions
besides this one (which cannot even be pretended to pertain to bugs)
about building and updating Mesa sources locally.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-0git.090921.webserver.uvesafb (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages libgl1-mesa-glx depends on:
ii libc6 2.7-18 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libdrm2 2.3.1-2 Userspace interface to kernel DRM
ii libx11-6 2:1.1.5-2 X11 client-side library
ii libxdamage1 1:1.1.1-4 X11 damaged region extension libra
ii libxext6 2:1.0.4-1 X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii libxfixes3 1:4.0.3-2 X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii libxxf86vm1 1:1.0.2-1 X11 XFree86 video mode extension l
libgl1-mesa-glx recommends no packages.
libgl1-mesa-glx suggests no packages.
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