Bug#636821: libxnvctrl-dev uninstallable on Sid

Vincent Cheng Vincentc1208 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 06:39:27 UTC 2011

Package: libxnvctrl-dev
Severity: important
Tags: patch

I've just come across this bug while trying to build conky in an up-to-date Sid pbuilder chroot; at the moment, it seems that libxnvctrl-dev can't be installed (and causes conky to FTBFS as a side effect).

# aptitude install libxnvctrl-dev
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 90.7 kB of archives. After unpacking 459 kB will be used.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  libxnvctrl-dev: PreDepends: nvidia-common which is a virtual package.
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

     Keep the following packages at their current version:
1)     libxnvctrl-dev [Not Installed]                     

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] n

*** No more solutions available ***

The following patch should fix this bug:

diff -Nru a/debian/control b/debian/control
--- a/debian/control	2011-07-06 12:33:37.000000000 -0700
+++ b/debian/control	2011-08-05 23:37:52.169895686 -0700
@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@
 Package: libxnvctrl-dev
 Section: contrib/libdevel
 Architecture: i386 amd64
-Pre-Depends: nvidia-common
+Pre-Depends: nvidia-installer-cleanup
 Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}
 Breaks: nvidia-settings (<< 260.19.44)
 Replaces: nvidia-settings (<< 260.19.44)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (700, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-4.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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