[lsb-discuss] Navigator reporting GL missing on Ubuntu 10.x

Daniel Harrison nixscripter at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 19:56:22 PST 2011

On 01/20/2011 08:26 PM, Craig Scott wrote:
> It would seem to me that the mesa library should be considered "installed by default" as a baseline, just like it is for all other distributions and versions. If this is not the case, then any GL app will technically fail according to the app checker due to a missing GL library which isn't really missing at all.

The problem is that you have to pick an OpenGL implementation, and Ubuntu is trying to keep from forcing that on its users. Why it's not auto-detected at install time -- what I would imagine they would do -- is a question for their developers.
Dan Harrison
"If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it." -- Linus Torvalds

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