[pkg-nvidia-devel] some patches for nvidia-graphics-drivers

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Sun May 9 17:22:22 UTC 2010

Jordi Pujol <jordipujolp at gmail.com> writes:

> The first is geared to automatically download the original file from the
> Nvidia ftp site, the first time that is compiled.

I haven't taken a detailed look at the patch, but please note that
building a Debian package cannot require the Internet be available.  We
need to include everything required in the source package.

> also because the kernel-source packages depend on the architecture, it 
> includes only the corresponding module.

This won't work for i386, since we need to build kernel modules for the
amd64 kernel on the i386 architecture.

> The second patch changes the working directory "NVIDIA-Linux" by
> "debian/tmp", so the "Install" instructions.should not refer to any
> directory. But instead the instructions "docs, changelogs and examples"
> continue needing the full path to the files.

I think because of the need for both architectures on i386 this won't
work, but I'll have to look at the patch in more detail to be sure.

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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