libqt4-opengl-dev: Different dependencies on armhf than on other architectures

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sun Nov 17 23:07:45 UTC 2013

Andreas Moog <andreas.moog at> wrote:
>Hi there,
>I have a question about the package libqt4-opengl-dev on the armhf
>architecture (source: qt4-x11). I was investigating
>, a build failure of the package
>fracplanet and was wondering why it succeeded on all other arches as
>well as on armhf in Debian.
>The difference I found was in the dependencies of libqt4-opengl-dev:
>On amd64 (and others) it is:
>Depends: libgl1-mesa-dev | libgl-dev, libglu1-mesa-dev | libglu-dev,
>libqt4-dev (= 4:4.8.4+dfsg-0ubuntu19), libqt4-opengl (=
>But on armhf in Ubuntu (NOT in Debian):
>Depends: libgles2-mesa-dev | libgles2-dev, libqt4-dev (=
>4:4.8.4+dfsg-0ubuntu19), libqt4-opengl (= 4:4.8.4+dfsg-0ubuntu19)
>Is there a reason for this difference? How would I go to further find
>out why this is what it is?

In Ubuntu we only support GLES on arm for performance reasons. This is an intentional difference with Debian.

Scott K

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