Bugzilla – Bug 1082300
Mesa: get rid of n_VDPAU-XVMC-libs-Replace-hardlinks-with-copies.patch?
Last modified: 2019-04-09 13:46:48 UTC
> - n_VDPAU-XVMC-libs-Replace-hardlinks-with-copies.patch
> * Since these are packaged separately in (open)SUSE anyway, one can use
> * copies as well. This makes debug packages possible again. (bnc #962609)
> I'm not aware of a different fix, when splitting vdpau/xvmc to
> subpackages. :-(
Just ship a single mesa-vdpau/etc package? The extra modularity does
not bring you anything.
We've splitted off xvmc/vdpau packages, since at that time xvmc/vdpau support on some graphics hardware was still considered experimental/not stable yet. This may have changed meanwhile.
In order to get rid of the patch we would need to merge (again)
libXvMC_nouveau + libXvMC_r600
libvdpau_nouveau + libvdpau_r300 + libvdpau_r600 + libvdpau_radeonsi
and of course make sure, the new package supersedes the old packages. I currently don't see the benefit of doing this.
And we lose the possibility of declaring some of the old packages stable, i.e. install them by default on appropriate hardware. And others less stable or experimental or no longer well tested and install them not by default.
Finally decided to keep this patch. Therefore closing as WONTFIX.