Nvidia / XFree86-Mesa-libGL

Trond Are Haugland trondare at trolltech.com
Tue Nov 11 11:08:32 UTC 2003

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 05:51:53PM +0100, Aurelien GROSDIDIER wrote:
> Following the procedure described in previous mails, i "rpm -e
> XFree86-Mesa-libGL" before installing the proprietary nvidia drivers.
> But now, apt-get complains about broken packages (which is right, huh?).
> Is there any way to avoid that ?

Using the --nodeps flag is definately not the right way to do it, a lot
of packages depend on libGL.so.1, which XFree86-Mesa-libGL provides.
There are two ways you can do this properly:

1. Build an RPM for the NVIDIA driver which provides libGL.so.1 itself 
(http://rebus.webz.cz/ has a source RPM)
2. Follow Nils O.'s advice and install XFree86-Mesa-libGL with --justdb

The source RPM is probably the cleanest, since you'll have a database
which is coherent with the filesystem, but the --justdb alternative
makes it possible to just use the NVIDIA installer, which is a bit
easier than building RPM's with every new driver.

Trond Are Haugland <trondare at trolltech.com>
Phone: +47 21 60 48 83
Trolltech AS

More information about the fedora-list mailing list