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FS#9596 - simplification - xorg-server provides

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Paul Bredbury (brebs) - Sunday, 17 February 2008, 14:32 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Sunday, 16 March 2008, 22:29 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Alexander Baldeck (kth5)
Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


Hi, xorg-server should be the only package to provide, and it should be provided as a simple file, without needing to mess with symlinks, or compete with nvidia-utils in .install files over whose is loaded. Those .install files can end up with the file not being found at all, if people like me uninstall xorg-server to install xorg-server-sid (in AUR).

Nvidia only provide because *old* versions of xorg-server (before 1.3) *didn't* provide it. Xorg's should be used in preference.

Reference: (bug was written by an Nvidia employee, apparently).

All that we want is simply:

$ find /usr/lib -name libwfb\*
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/ (owned by xorg-server)

So xorg-server.install for can be completely removed, and nvidia-utils can be simplified.

This work with an nvidia geforce 8800GTS 512.
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Sunday, 16 March 2008, 22:29 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed on the xorg side. Nvidia-utils still applies the dirty symlink. Xorg-server is built in a way that nvidia-utils can always restore the symlink on uninstall and will force the symlink to the xorg version on every upgrade.