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Re: nvidia and openGL



On 5/31/05, akonstam trinity edu <akonstam trinity edu> wrote:
> What goes wrong when you try the install?

the fact that the installer from nvidia delibrately overwrites
libraries from the mesa rpms.. leads to problems.. for users who
aren't aware of what the installer is doing. The most problematic
scenario is when users need to update their Xorg packages including
the Mesa packages. The rpms overwrite the nvidia libs that overwrote
the libs from rpm. If you aren't expecting that to happen, users can
easily misinterpet the resulting errors with bugs in the xorg update
packages.  The other problematic scenario is if users are told to
remove the mesa packages before doing the install of nvidia,
subsequent usage of a package management tool like yum to grab an
application that requires gl will pull the mesa libs back in to fill
the deps. Again, users too easily assume that resulting problems is
with the packages they just installed when it directly related to
overwriting system libraries with non-rpm managed libraries.  Nvidia
packages, such as livna's.. avoid these issues by placing the nvidia
libs in their own location instead of blowing away the libs from the
mesa package.

-jef


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