If the user uses AMD hardware, does he still need nvidia i386 libraries? I don't mind having to install propietary drivers for my games or steam client to work, but I don't want my system to be littered with packages that serve no purpose.
On Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:29:43 +0000 Simon McVittie <s...@debian.org> wrote: > On Mon, 19 Feb 2018 at 05:00:46 +0100, Laurent Bigonville wrote: > > On Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:04:31 +0000 Michael Gilbert <mgilb...@debian.org> > > wrote: > > > * Recommend nvidia-driver-libs-i386 (closes: #839592). > > > > With recommended packages being installed by default, isn't installing the > > nvidia libraries (pulling an extra 32Mb) by default when installing steam a > > bit too much? > > On one hand, installing non-free graphics drivers (which affect all users > of a machine, not just those who run Steam, if you're using user-switching > for privilege separation like I do) doesn't seem particularly desirable. > > On the other hand, "I installed Steam but half the games don't work > because I only have 64-bit graphics drivers" is a terrible UX; and how > many 32MB bundles of drivers will fit in the space required for one > Steam game, or for that matter the Steam Runtime that the Steam client > relies on? :-) > > Regards, > smcv > >