Bug#701690: nvidia: disagrees about version of symbol efi_enabled

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Feb 27 15:54:00 UTC 2013

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:05:06AM +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> nvidia-kernel-{source,dkms} don't use upstream's conftest.sh to test for
> availability of features, instead we ship (probably for historic reasons
> where conftest.sh was not working properly) a manually generated
> conftest.h that says
> /* Implement conftest.sh function efi_enabled */
> #else
> #endif
> Anyway, checks for efi.h and efi_enabled were only introduced in 310.14
> and have not been backported to the 304.xx series by Nvidia so far. So
> this only affects the Nvidia driver in experimental.

Yeah I wrote that .h file because nvidia's conftest.sh was stupid and
assumed linux == fedora.  Solved lots of problems at the time.

Also conftest.sh could not be run under module assistant with the
linux-headers-* only since module assistant wants to be able to do
a module build, and gives no option to run something else first that
mangles things.  conftest.sh really does seem like a crappy design.

Len Sorensen

More information about the pkg-nvidia-devel mailing list