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Bug 76607 - opengl-update has nonlisted dependancy on xorg-x11
Summary: opengl-update has nonlisted dependancy on xorg-x11
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-01-04 01:24 UTC by Wolfgang Illmeyer
Modified: 2005-01-05 07:54 UTC (History)
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Description Wolfgang Illmeyer 2005-01-04 01:24:21 UTC
>>> Merging x11-base/opengl-update-2.0_pre4-r1 to /
--- /usr/
--- /usr/lib/
--- /usr/lib/opengl/
--- /usr/lib/opengl/global/
--- /usr/lib/opengl/global/include/
>>> /usr/lib/opengl/global/include/glext.h
--- /usr/sbin/
>>> /usr/sbin/opengl-update

 * This version will only work with >=x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.0-r2.
 * Upgrade before running opengl-update.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to put this dependancy into the ebuild instead of just breaking xfree-compatibility?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
emerge opengl-update
Comment 1 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-01-04 14:03:24 UTC
That would be lovely, but it would create a circular dependency, which is impossible to resolve building from source. new xorg-x11 depends on new opengl-update, so new opengl-update can't depend on new xorg-x11, otherwise you could never upgrade either of them.

And xfree compat is a non-issue at this point because it's obsoleted and removed from the tree.
Comment 2 Wolfgang Illmeyer 2005-01-05 06:19:06 UTC
if there would be a circular dependancy..... why you dont' just  integrate your xfree-broken opengl-update in the xorg-x11-package?
xfree obsoleted.... nice... how can it be obsolete when xorg doesn't run correctly  on my system yet?
Comment 3 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-01-05 07:54:52 UTC
Because it's a two-year-old release of X. There are only so many versions one can support at a time, and those are the new ones.

What you suggest would force a full recompile of xorg-x11 if we discovered a bug in opengl-update.