r1668 - in /packages/nvidia-graphics-modules/branches/post-squeeze/debian: changelog control.source

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Sun Nov 21 11:21:40 UTC 2010

On 2010-11-19 22:36, Russ Allbery wrote:
> anbe-guest at users.alioth.debian.org writes:
>>    [ Andreas Beckmann ]
>>    * Switch to debhelper compat level 8.
>> +  * Add dummy package nvidia-kernel#LEGACY#-dummy to prevent the prebuilt
>> +    modules overtaking the corresponding driver when migrating to testing.
>> +    Nothing is done to prevent the other way around, i.e. an updated driver
>> +    without prebuilt modules available is allowed to enter testing.
> I'm guessing this is going to make folks unhappy when reviewing the
> package list, and I'm not sure that it's needed.  Doesn't britney also
> check build dependencies when checking package propagation?  If so, then
> the constrained build dependency on the correct version of the NVIDIA
> graphics modules should prevent it from propagating too soon.

Well, we can just test this after squeeze release again and upload the
prebuilt modules to unstable before the driver. If the modules still
migrate, this seems to be a toolchain bug.
There is a versioned build dependency on the -source package, but then
again the packages that migrated to testing had a freeze exception, so
maybe that overrides some other checks, too.


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