[pkg-nvidia-devel] Removal of buggy packages

Filipus Klutiero chealer at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 23:31:46 UTC 2009

the nvidia drivers are mostly broken in testing and unstable.

The following packages are broken in unstable and testing:
nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-96xx and nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-96xx

The following packages are broken in unstable:
nvidia-graphics-legacy-71xx-modules-amd64 and 

The following packages are broken in testing:
nvidia-graphics-modules-i386, nvidia-graphics-modules-amd64 and 

It is the package maintainers' privilege (basically) and duty to request 
removal from unstable, from the archive maintenance team. Even though 
most of these packages can be fixed, there is currently little manpower 
so it would be wise to make sure testing and unstable are at least not 
broken until the bugs can be fixed or the fixed packages transitioned. 
The current series also has a grave bug report filed against the 
unstable version, but I'm guessing that's just due to lack of bug triage.

I already requested the removal of the current series from testing, so 
please just request the removal of the 2 first sets opening 1 or 2 bug 
reports against ftp.debian.org.

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