[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#367976: Problem may be file name change

Christian Csar cacsar at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 00:19:44 UTC 2008

This bug probably seems to be the most relevant. Using m-a I get the 
rather useless log file that has next to no information. Using m-a -t -v 
build nvidia I get a message telling me that it cannot find the file or 
something along those lines and that I should check that I have 
nvidia-kernel-source installed.

I did, and reinstalled it. Following the manual instructions from 
I tried "tar -zxf nvidia-kernel-source.tar.gz" and then realized that 
the file did not exist, and according to the installed files from 
synaptic (and ls) that the file was not 
"/usr/src/nvidia-kernel-source.tar.gz" but rather 
So "ln -s nvidia-kernel.tar.bz2 nvidia-kernel-source.tar.bz2 " allowed 
me to use m-a build nvidia and m-a install nvidia succesfully (I still 
need to test the result).
It is not clear to me whether the name change is a problem with 
nvidia-kernel-source or with m-a and the documentation.

Christian Csar

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