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

Jan Wagner waja at cyconet.org
Thu Aug 11 11:00:51 UTC 2011

Hi Andreas,

On Thursday 11 August 2011 00:44:52 Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> 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.

I modified 280.13-1 based on your recent svn commit, that worked like a charm.

> 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.

It was not my intention to upload such a packge into backport.d.o, especially 
not without your acknowdlegment ... anyways .. I would appreciate if you 
maintain the package there.

Many thanks, Jan.
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