On Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at 17:08:57 +0100, Pau Gisbert wrote:
> If the user uses AMD hardware, does he still need nvidia i386 libraries?

No, users of AMD or Intel GPUs do not need any NVIDIA proprietary
libraries. The NVIDIA proprietary libraries are only necessary (indeed,
only useful) when used in conjunction with the NVIDIA kernel module and
recent(ish) NVIDIA GPUs.

> 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.

They're Recommends, not Depends, so can already be removed. Perhaps they
should only be Suggests though.

nvidia-driver-libs:amd64 already has a Recommends on
nvidia-driver-libs-i386, so perhaps that's a better way to arrange for
NVIDIA users to have drivers for both word-sizes.


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