[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#501987: nvidia-kernel-source: ignores make errors and reuses previously built nvidia.ko

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Sun Oct 12 13:32:01 UTC 2008

Package: nvidia-kernel-source
Version: 173.14.09-5
Severity: important

As noted in #500285, the nvidia module does not build against Linux
2.6.27.  However, the nvidia-kernel-source hides that fact by ignoring
make errors and reusing a previously built nvidia.ko, which will of
course fail to load as it doesn't match the kernel version.  This can be
reproduced with both make-kpkg and module-assistant.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages nvidia-kernel-source depends on:
ii  debhelper                     7.0.17     helper programs for debian/rules
ii  dpatch                        2.0.30     patch maintenance system for Debia
ii  make                          3.81-5     The GNU version of the "make" util
ii  sed                           4.1.5-8    The GNU sed stream editor

Versions of packages nvidia-kernel-source recommends:
ii  devscripts                   2.10.38     scripts to make the life of a Debi
ii  kernel-package               11.007      A utility for building Linux kerne
ii  nvidia-glx                   173.14.09-5 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver

nvidia-kernel-source suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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