[Pkg-octave-devel] Problems in octaviz

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd@debian.org
Fri, 4 Mar 2005 21:00:17 -0600

I also find OpenGL header packages somewhat bewildering as far as the
Build-Depends go. For R's (small but very impressive) add-on rgl (Debian
binary package r-cran-rgl) I now use this in the Build-Depends. 

         xlibmesa-gl-dev | libgl1-dev, xlibmesa-glu-dev | libglu1-dev

after the most recent improvement. But then the bug report asked me to make
that libgl1-dev + libglu1-dev --- which apt-cache search doesn't find where
the older libgl-dev + libglu-dev are found.  Maybe I will have to revert

In any event, OpenGL does use virtual packages and the above gives you a real
defaulting to a virtual as is common.

Hope this helps,  Dirk

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