[pkg-nvidia-devel] [POSSIBLE VIRUS:###] some fixes for nvidia-graphics-drivers

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Fri May 28 14:27:58 UTC 2010

Jordi Pujol <jordipujolp at gmail.com> writes:

> I have done some mods:

> - gcc compiler use option -s to strip new compiled binaries.

We cannot do this.  The NVIDIA license flatly does not allow it.

> - adding forgotten libs to vdpau installation, and their corresponding links
> - adding vdpau ".h" sources to glx-dev,

We don't want to use the libvdpau implementation in
nvidia-graphics-drivers at all, do we?  That was the point of the recent
transitional work.  We want to use the free libvdpau version, not the one
that comes in the NVIDIA package.

> - compile the kernel module using the Nvidia's original Makefile.kbuild; 
> therefore is not needed any special Makefile nor conftest.*. 
> Note that it can be compiled also by a non-root user belonging to the src 
> group,

Hm, do you think we can maintain this and that it will keep working with
any changes to the Debian packages?

> - optionally, the package auto-downloads the Nvidia packages, if those
> are not present

This isn't how Debian source packages work, and I don't think it's a very
good idea.  If you want to download the NVIDIA packages, you can run
debian/rules get-orig-source directly.

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

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