Bug 25215 - XFree86 should not depend on glide3
XFree86 should not depend on glide3
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-29 14:50 EST by Daryll
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-14 23:26:41 EDT
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Description Daryll 2001-01-29 14:50:57 EST
There is a dependency for the XFree86 package to have Glide3 installed.
This shouldn't
be true. To get hardware acceleration on a 3dfx card you need glide, but no
one else does and the system gracefully falls back to software rendering if
glide3 isn't found.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-01-29 15:15:30 EST
The dependancy on Glide is a known issue which will be addressed in a
future release of Red Hat Linux.  The problem fix involves splitting
all drivers into separate packages which is not going to happen right
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-14 23:26:36 EDT
Glide 3 is not a library intended for other programs to use.  It is ONLY
functional with DRI which is a core part of XFree86, and the 3dfx driver is
in effect a small wrapper + Glide3.  As such, Glide3 has been integrated
into the XFree86 packaging because it is a core part of DRI for 3dfx and is
used by nothing else.  Splitting up the XFree86 package into separate
packages for each driver has zero benefit and instead would create a lot
of problems for no real good reason.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-14 23:31:47 EDT
Duh...  I just realized AFTER posting - who reported it in the first place.
Guess I didn't need to say all that..  ;o)  It was your own help on this
that made me decide to keep Glide in the XFree86 packaging.  ;o)

I guess I should read more closely before telling someone back the advice
they've given to me eh?  LOL!  ;o)

Guess, this should be considered "resolved rawhide" since the dependancy is
now gone (via assimilation).  ;o)

Take care.

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