nvidia-glx woes

Bruce Sass bmsass at shaw.ca
Sun Jun 26 18:11:39 UTC 2011

On June 26, 2011 11:39:49 am Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On 2011-06-26 19:26, Bruce Sass wrote:
> > It looks like nvidia-graphics-drivers_275.09.07-3 was uploaded to
> > experimental, not unstable! glx-alternatives_0.1 is in unstable, and
> > since they are linked via dependencies shouldn't both sets of packages
> > reside in the same archive?
> Nothing in unstable depends on glx-alternatives (which is now at 0.1.2
> in unstable and hopefully working) so nothing will be broken by having
> this in unstable first. Installing the "old" (275.09.07-1) unstable
> drivers together with glx-alternatives won't work due to proper Breaks:.
> There will be no upload to unstable until 275.09.07-1 migrates to
> testing - this fixes a lot of bugs and I want it in testing before we
> upload the multiarch support into unstable.

Wouldn't 275.09.07-1 making it into Testing without the benefit of the new 
glx-alternatives scheme result in the same problems (trigger the removal of 
most of KDE and a few other packages if one tries to keep the NVidia packages) 
as it currently does in Unstable?

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