Bug#625877: Problems of using the beta driver, as I use the nvidia-kernel-dkms

M. infinity.probability at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 13:58:23 UTC 2011


Understood, not gonna do it.

I have a suggestion to prevent this deluge of bug reports against
libgl1-mesa-dri, and this kind of changes in general: it would be
lovely to receive the possible breaks _before_ updating the package,
so one would not update, and avoid breaking the package, having to
fill a bug report, seeing that there are tons of it, and them scramble
to fix it. A webpage, a wiki, forum, whatever, would be great. The
package changelog usually contains this information, but 95% of the
time that the package is updated the change is small or there are no
breakages. I know sid and it can break sometimes, and I'm ok with
that; I'm just suggesting that knowing about the break beforehand
would be very useful. I had to dig a blog post of a debian developer -
http://blog.mraw.org/2011/06/18/mesa_a_disturbance_in_the_Force/ - to
have an explanation and a possible fix. If the guy is already a debian
developer, why not post this on somewhere high profile, maybe even
debian.org, so one would know what's happening?

If there is a way to do that, please be kind and point me there so I
can RTFM. Otherwise, where is the best place to suggest that?
debian-user? debian-devel?


2011/6/16 Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de>:
> On 2011-06-16 14:47, M. wrote:
>> Thanks.
>> I was just finishing writing a bug report against libgl1-mesa-dri. I
>> think that I'm going to send it.
> Don't. There are enough duplicates of this already.
> Andreas

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