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Bug 48884

Summary: nvidia-glx-1.0.4496 and xorg-x11
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Xake <kanelxake>
Component: [OLD] UnspecifiedAssignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers <bug-wranglers>
Severity: normal CC: corsair
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Xake 2004-04-24 10:25:28 UTC
Is it possible to use nvidia-glx-1.0.4496 with xorg-x11?
If it is can't you please set it's ebuld to depend on virtual/x11?
As it is now I can't install nvidia-glx-1.0.4496.ebuild becouse of its trying to force me to use xfree.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Wolf 2004-04-28 13:50:20 UTC
I posted this bug on the forum, and got this answer from cylgalad.
It's realy a work around, but who cares?
A thanx to cylgalad, for his response!

He said to emerge media-video/nvidia-glx-1.0.5536 insted. This version dosn't have the bug. You can do this with adding to /etc/portage/package.keywords these lines:

media-video/nvidia-glx ~x86
media-video/nvidia-kernel ~x86

I hope this helps...
Comment 2 Xake 2004-04-28 13:59:47 UTC
Well it is not a bug, just an "errorfull" dependencies..
It depends directly on xfree and not on virtual/x11.
Change that in the ebuild and everything works finde during the emerge.....
Comment 3 Andrew Bevitt 2004-04-30 08:33:48 UTC
This isnt a bug. 

xorg-x11 is in the ~x86 profile, that means its technically "unstable" where as nvidia-glx-4496 is in the x86 profile which means it is STABLE. We cant have a stable ebuild depend on something unstable. 

If you wish to use xorg-x11, use one of the ~x86 ebuilds for nvidia-glx (4496-r1, 5336*), marking as wontfix.
Comment 4 Xake 2004-05-01 02:38:32 UTC
Ehh... If you set the dependency to virtual/x11 it will not depend on xorg-x11 but xfree if xorg is not installed because of that xorg is marked unstable... So why can't you set nvidias depend to virtual/x11?

Or have I got something wrong?
Comment 5 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-05 11:34:25 UTC
*** Bug 49061 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Markus Rothe (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-05 11:42:57 UTC
well... I agree with Kalle Kotte. There is a need to change to virtual/x11, because the 5536 version of nvidia drivers don't work correct for me (when they are installed the cpu will be used 50% every time I move the mouse etc... but this is another problem)

What would change if you use virtual/x11 instead of x11-base/xfree? this wouldn't change anything would it?

Comment 7 Markus Rothe (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-05 11:43:32 UTC
i mean version 5336 doesn't work correct not 5536...
Comment 8 Markus Rothe (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-05 11:47:02 UTC
sry... you are right. just add this line to /etc/portage/package.keywords and everything works like a charm ;-)

=media-video/nvidia-glx-1.0.4496-r1 ~x86