[pkg-nvidia-devel] [patch 195xx] [5/k] legacy support: debian/control

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Sun May 9 17:33:17 UTC 2010


here I insert a lot of ${nvidia:Legacy} and ${nvidia:LegacyDesc} into
debian/control. Some parts of the long descriptions were synchronized,
extended and rewrapped to not gibe lintian warnings (tested with a
legacy version string.

Doing a hypothetical diff between debian/control from n-g-d (master
version, currently 195xx) and n-g-d-legacy-42xx I see the following changes:

* the package names (Source:, Vcs-*:, Package:)
* the removal of packages not built from legacy versions (cuda, vdpau)
* the paragraphs about supported cards in the long descriptions
* the Conflicts: with other legacy versions:
  - one removal: ${package_basename}-legacy-42xx
  - one addition: ${package_basename}
* the Conflicts/Replaces: that were added due to renamings/moved files -
  but there aren't any left in nvidia-glx* and nvidia-kernel* :-)

That does not look like a big diff (in terms of complexity, not lines),
so I think it would be worth to add these variables to the primary
version as it will help to simplify maintenance of the legacy packages.

If you don't want to apply this patch that's OK, it does not have any
influence on the following patches, they can be applied without this
patch, too.

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