Bug#628967: Re : Re : Bug#628967: nvidia-installer-cleanup: The package tries forbids the other ones to update

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Thu Jun 2 20:00:17 UTC 2011

nicolas.patrois at gmail.com writes:
> Le 02/06/2011 21:51:54, Russ Allbery a écrit :

>> Right, the installation will be aborted if you answer no.  If you want
>> to install the Debian packages for the driver, you have to answer yes;
>> if you want to use the NVIDIA package, you don't want to install the
>> Debian packages.

> Sure, but I have to answer each time I safe-upgrade, I think that
> nvidia-settings tries to force the installation of nvidia-installer-
> cleanup. Moreover, it blocks the rest of the upgrade, I must install all
> the packages to upgrade by hand.

Then answer yes, instead of no, so that it can do the cleanup... or have
you already tried that and it didn't work?

It has found traces of the official NVIDIA packages on your system, which
usually end up conflicting with the Debian packages sooner or later in
weird ways that are hard to debug.  This dependency is there to ensure
that doesn't happen by cleaning all traces of the manually-installed
NVIDIA packages from your system when installing the Debian packages.

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

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