FS#75022 - [vulkan-icd-loader] should not be mixed with the devel package

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Nervt Nicht (EinloggenNervt) - Friday, 10 June 2022, 12:38 GMT
Last edited by Laurent Carlier (lordheavy) - Friday, 30 June 2023, 16:40 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The vulkan-icd-loader package is broken, it ships vulkan-dev and the vulkan runtime in one package without adding vulkan-headers as a "must have" depedency

This breaks the principle of pkg-config in cmake detection, since you can install the icd loader(which also acts as dev package(library wise)) without needing vulkan-headers.

This is not the case on debian:


Which makes more sense.

Would be nice if you add an additional vulkan-devel package that has a required dependency for vulkan-headers and only adds pkg-config there

Additional info:
* package version(s): all
* config and/or log files etc.: none
* link to upstream bug report, if any: none

Steps to reproduce:
Use pkg-config with cmake (custom find_package), or just think about it.
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Closed by  Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Friday, 30 June 2023, 16:40 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Sunday, 31 July 2022, 04:20 GMT
Not sure I see your logic. Arch is not Debian. If you need the headers, just install'em?
Comment by Nervt Nicht (EinloggenNervt) - Sunday, 31 July 2022, 07:03 GMT
But it should still follow a well thoughtthrough logic.

So again the workflow:
- You install a development package for vulkan
- You add a cmake package to find this development package over pkg-config. If they are not found -> cmake error
=> As a developer you except to get all required libraries and includes independent of the distrobution.

Debian did this correct, arch not (IMO). So I have to apply an arch only exception and I think debian has the more convincing solution here, or what exactly are your arguments against it?


See the package content on arch:
Package Contents

it ships the package config in this NON development package that has no header requirements.

"pkg-config is a computer program that defines and supports a unified interface for querying installed libraries for the purpose of compiling software that depends on them."

I hope this is clear and the issue gets high prio again, bcs it's a "major" bug
Comment by Nervt Nicht (EinloggenNervt) - Saturday, 24 September 2022, 09:21 GMT
See with low prio this major bug never gets fixed :/