[pkg-nvidia-devel] nvidia in testing

A Mennucc debdev at tonelli.sns.it
Fri Oct 3 07:54:03 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 05:33:53PM -0400, Noah Meyerhans wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 05:06:21PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > > Is there a specific reason to keep nvidia out of Lenny?
> > 
> > non-free packages have never moved to testing automatically.  It has had
> > nothing to do with the freeze as far as I know.
> Are you sure?
> http://release.debian.org/migration/testing.pl?package=nvidia-graphics-drivers
> suggests that it's not in lenny because no kernel modules packages are
> present, rendering nvidia-glx and thus everything completely
> uninstallable.

no no no. What it says is that 'no kernel modules are present *in

All needed packages are already in unstable, compiled and functional
(I use them).

The whole nvidia is just waiting for someone to write an email to
debian-release, and ask that
 nvidia-graphics-drivers	 173.14.09-5
 nvidia-graphics-modules-amd64   173.14.09+3
 nvidia-graphics-modules-i386    173.14.09+3
be allowed into testing

Note that d-release will not act on their own; they explicitely stated
that they act only if they receive an email (and I guess, from a
mantainer ).

>  IIRC this was an issue in etch as well.  I don't
> remember how it was solved, but I think the modules were manually built
> and uploaded once it was clear which version of nvidia-graphics-drivers
> and the kernel were going to be released.

why "manually building" ?  the packages
nvidia-graphics-modules-{amd64,i386} build the needed binary drivers


Andrea Mennucc

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