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|Summary:||Glide3 is a dependancy for install|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Kenneth Topp <ken>|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2001-07-31 04:26:44 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Kenneth Topp 2001-02-11 20:48:46 EST
(and therefore kudzu). I don't care to install Glide3, and I don't think it should be a requirement.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-11 21:47:48 EST
This is caused by an n'th complexity binary loop cascade scenario, which is a known problem and will be dealt with in some future release of Red Hat Linux. Seriously, it will, I promise. ;o)
Comment 2 Kenneth Topp 2001-02-12 14:13:31 EST
Well, I'm always interested to hear how this problem will be solved down the road, but the problem (as I see it) is that I don't need Glide3 to install and use XFree86 package. It seems that you can make the Xconfigurator or what ever software make this dependency, and us low diskspace users w/o 3d-hardware can avoid installing that software. That is, unless the dependecy is bogus altogether (as I have frequently found in redhat packages). I say that because I've installed the package and except for "Unsatisfied dependencies for XFree86-4.0.2-6: Glide3 >= 20001220" everything behaves optimal.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-13 00:50:59 EST
Glide is required by 3dfx cards in order for DRI to work properly on those cards. Since *ALL* of the drivers are in one package - the main package, thus the main package is dependant on Glide. Non-3dfx users can uninstall Glide and won't have any trouble. It is _NOT_ possible to split out each driver into a separate package at this stage due to the amount of work involved in doing so, and the timeframe - just to resolve a Glide dependancy. I very much agree with you in every way however, and will ensure that a future release has it fixed 'correctly' Right now, the only acceptable solutions (to me) are: 1) Leave it as is and continue to DEFER bug reports until it can be fixed. 2) Build Glide in the XFree86 package directly, which is likely to generate less complaints, but is only dodging the problem for now. I've been trying to comfort people by ensuring that it will be fixed in the future, but #2 is looking nicer every day due to the number of reports. At least the way it is now, you can uninstall Glide after..