Bug#637368: [nvidia-graphics-drivers] build dependency of debhelper doesn't match compat level

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Wed Aug 10 22:44:52 UTC 2011

On 2011-08-10 18:39, Jan Wagner wrote:
> Package: nvidia-graphics-drivers
> Version: 280.13-1

280.13-2 (in SVN, unreleased) properly bumps that dependency to
(>= 8.1.3) which introduced experimental v9.

> While trying to backport the package to squeeze, I was faced with the 

I also added squeeze backporting instructions to README.source and
implemented them via
    debian/rules prepare-squeeze-backport

That should be enough to get a working backport for local use.
Additionally you will need the packages built from nvidia-support and
glx-diversions. These can probably be taken directly from testing, no
backport needed. Or rebuild only, no changes needed. Please report any
problems you encounter.

Did you plan to do official backports? Please don't. This is on our ToDo
list [1], but first some more issues with the diversions/alternatives
have to be sorted out. The Debian NVIDIA Maintainers plan to provide the
official backports once all the reorganizations of the nvidia packages,
diversions and alternatives have stabilized in testing.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=627743


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