[Pkg-octave-devel] Problems in octaviz

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd@debian.org
Sat, 5 Mar 2005 05:37:25 -0600

On 4 March 2005 at 21:00, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
| 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
| that... 
| In any event, OpenGL does use virtual packages and the above gives you a real
| defaulting to a virtual as is common.

I asked Chris Lawrence, who had filed that bug against rgl, and he said:

   The build dependency should be on libgl-dev, but the binary dependency
   should be on libgl1.


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answer to the wrong question.  --  John Tukey as quoted by John Chambers