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

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Sun May 9 19:55:08 UTC 2010

Jordi Pujol <jordipujolp at gmail.com> writes:

> build also the packages nvidia-xconfig and nvidia-settings because the
> binaries are already created by the make process, and the upgrade of
> nvidia-graphics-drivers to a new version could create all the related
> packages,

No, those packages are both free software, so they should not be built
from the non-free source package.

> also build the package "modaliases" that contains a listing of supported
> card ids corresponding to this driver version. With a little program the
> user can check if the video card on their computer is supported by the
> kernel module.

Why would we put this in a separate package as opposed to including it
directly into nvidia-glx?  (Packaging it in some way is definitely a good
idea; there's an open bug about that.)

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

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