[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#534957: Unstable nvidia-glx not installable

Daniel Bolton danielbarrettbolton at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 14:33:01 UTC 2009

Package: nvidia-glx
Version: 185.18.14-1
Severity: important

When attempting to install nvidia-glx unstable, apt warned me as follows:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:                 
  nvidia-glx: Depends: nvidia-kernel-185.18.14 which is a virtual package.

Please note that this was after I had installed version 185.18.14-1 of nvidia-kernel-source from unstable and nvidia-kernel-common from unstable.

All solutions offered by aptitude involved downgrading the nvidia packages to "testing". So, as the title states, it was not possible to install this package, nvidia-glx, in unstable. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-dbb-debian (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.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  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl 7.0.3-7           A free implementation of the OpenG
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-173.14.0 <none>            (no description available)
ii  x11-common             1:7.3+19          X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

nvidia-glx recommends no packages.

Versions of packages nvidia-glx suggests:
pn  nvidia-kernel-source          <none>     (no description available)
ii  nvidia-settings               180.22-1   Tool of configuring the NVIDIA gra

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