[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#537274: Bug#537274: nvidia-glx (185.18.14-2) uninstallable

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Jul 16 16:46:39 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 07:20:47PM +0300, Yuriy Kolesnikov wrote:
> Package: nvidia-glx
> Version: 185.18.14-2
> Severity: normal
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: squeeze/sid
>   APT prefers testing-proposed-updates
>   APT policy: (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'testing')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
> Locale: LANG=uk_UA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=uk_UA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
> Versions of packages nvidia-glx depends on:
> ii  libc6                         2.9-12     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
> ii  libx11-6                      2:1.2.1-1  X11 client-side library
> ii  libxext6                      2:1.0.4-1  X11 miscellaneous extension librar
> pn  nvidia-kernel-185.18.14       <none>     (no description available)
> ii  x11-common                    1:7.3+19   X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc
> nvidia-glx recommends no packages.
> Versions of packages nvidia-glx suggests:
> pn  nvidia-kernel-source          <none>     (no description available)
> pn  nvidia-settings               <none>     (no description available)

If you do not install nvidia-kernel-source and then use module-assitant
to build the nvidia kernel modules for your kernel, then yes you can't
install nvidia-glx.  This is not a bug, this is just how it works.

has my howto on how it is done.

Len Sorensen

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