Stellarium problem

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Aug 7 13:42:30 UTC 2018


Oli,

On Tue, 2018-08-07 at 15:16 +0200, Oliver Grawert wrote:

> ah, i doubt we can convince the snapd developers or the security team
> to support random driver files in /opt :( 

Indeed.

> i would have hoped they use some standard location in /usr like the
> nvidia upstream drivers do ... typically snapd supports the default
> distro locations on the distros it runs on, i suspect graphics
> drivers
> in /opt is not a typical location on any officially supported distro
> (arch, opensuse, fedora, debian and all their spinoffs)
> 
> one thing you coud try would be to bind-mount the /opt dirs over
> their
> respective equivalents in /usr, then snapd would just pick the libs
> and
> drivers up from that.

I'll give this a try when I get home and let you know how I get on.
Playing with bind-mount will be a new experience for me!

> thanks anyway for the help and info !

No problem.

> I have created a forum topic for this, but my hopes are not high for
> such non-std locations to be supported in snaps:
> 
> https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/making-non-standard-opengl-drivers-avail
> ab
> le-to-the-opengl-interface/6710

I'll keep an eye on this and contribute where I can.

Regards,
Tony.
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