[pkg-nvidia-devel] X stack for squeeze

Jean-Christophe Dubacq jcdubacq1 at free.fr
Wed Mar 17 10:29:07 UTC 2010

On 17/03/2010 09:51, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Philipp Kern <pkern at debian.org> writes:
>> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 04:23:11PM -0700, Randall Donald wrote:
>>> We generally go with the latest version at the time of freeze and then
>>> build a kernel module package that is compatible. Other than that is
>>> there something else you are asking about? 
>> You mean regardless of 9 RC bugs opened against the package?  That even
>> sounds like "please force the newest upstream versions into squeeze
>> regardless of any packaging bugs", or do you want to release with the
>> current version in testing?
> Generally, the problem with RC bugs against nvidia-graphics-drivers are
> just lack of team manpower so far as I can tell (as a user but not someone
> involved in the team).  Each time I look at them, most of them should be
> downgraded (#523879) or just closed (#534873, #561239, #549869, #548840),
> or while a bug are probably no longer relevant enough to really be RC
> (#558369), or ones that I've never been able to reproduce despite building
> the package all the time (#416594).
> The problem is mostly people not having enough time for bug triage and
> cleanup.  Very little of that high RC bug count represents any serious
> problem with the current packages in unstable other than reflecting that
> lack of time.

I agree with this statement. I have been investigating the packaging of
nvidia-graphics-drivers and most bugs are unreproducible on my machines
with 190.53. I had scheduled some time for bug triaging but due to an
unexpected trip to China (and preparation for it) I had to delay.

However, there is a critical security bug on nvidia-kernel-common very
easy to fix that has to enter testing.

PS: I am not formally part of the team, not being a DM/DD. But I do have
an interest in joining it since I do the maintainance for many different
machines almost all with nvidia GPU.
Jean-Christophe Dubacq

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