bumblebee and sid

Vincent Cheng vcheng at debian.org
Sun May 11 09:47:31 UTC 2014

Hi Milo,

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 3:18 PM, Milo Mak <milomak at gmail.com> wrote:
> Package: bumblebee-nvidia
> Depends: bumblebee (= 3.2.1-5), nvidia-driver | nvidia-glx |
> nvidia-kernel-dkms | nvidia-kernel-amd64 | nvidia-kernel-686-pae |
> nvidia-kernel-486 | nvidia | nvidia-current |
>          nvidia-current-updates | nvidia-driver-binary | nvidia-304 |
> nvidia-304-updates | nvidia-experimental-304 | nvidia-310 |
> nvidia-310-updates | nvidia-experimental-310 | nvidia-313 |
>          nvidia-313-updates | nvidia-experimental-313 | nvidia-319 |
> nvidia-319-updates | nvidia-experimental-319 | nvidia-325 |
> nvidia-325-updates | nvidia-experimental-325 | nvidia-331 |
>          nvidia-331-updates | nvidia-experimental-331
> I don't think I have to list the dependencies. But yet the dependecies
> required by this package are inconsistent with nvidia-detect.

How are bumblebee-nvidia's dependencies inconsistent with
nvidia-detect? The bumblebee-nvidia package depends on either one of
nvidia-driver or nvidia-glx, which are metapackages that will pull in
the correct nvidia packages, or the -dkms or the various
nvidia-kernel-* packages that nvidia-driver / nvidia-glx would pull in
anyways (the rest of the dependencies are there to pull in nvidia
packages for Ubuntu users, and are irrelevant for Debian). In all
cases, you will end up with a working proprietary nvidia driver when
you choose to "apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia", so I fail to see how
anything is broken and/or inconsistent. If you can provide a sequence
of apt-get install commands that would lead to bumblebee-nvidia being
installed, but without the proprietary nvidia driver also installed,
please file a bug report.


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