[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#483650: linux-image-2.6.25-2-686: 'Xen kernel' breaks 'nvidia-kernel-legacy-71xx-source'.

A. Costa agcosta at gis.net
Fri May 30 09:57:44 UTC 2008

On Fri, 30 May 2008 11:21:18 +0200
maximilian attems <max at stro.at> wrote:

> reassign nvidia-kernel-source
> stop

Sorry, too slow:


>  boaah not again, wrong package.
>  please next time to a *little* reasearch, thanks

I sympathize, it gotta be annoying to get so many repeats.  Yet it was
done in good faith -- I always check the BTS for the package in
question:  in this case the page for 'linux-image-2.6.25-2-686' didn't
mention those other bugs.  OTOH, I don't always search the web for a
given Debian bug, as upstream (or other distos) bugs might not be
applicable to Debian.

It might be a question of how cross references should work, kinda like
the late 1970s M. Adler Britannica, which had no index; after
complaints they added an index in the '80s.  Maybe there's some
preventative way the BTS could be changed to warn users of recent
sweeping bugs like this one that are likely to effect a whole lot of
packages.  Or the BTS pages for packages with many variants like
'linux-image*' could make special mention of where to look for general

> also you are no longer running a free os with the nvdia blob.
> sold your soul over and out

Sad but true, periodically recompiling buggy proprietary drivers is
like some Sisyphean task assigned by vengeful devils.

Note to fellow purgatorians.  The kludges here:


...soothed my sinful system.  

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