Bug#747837: nvidia-settings: upload to main

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Mon May 12 03:11:45 UTC 2014

Vincent Cheng <vcheng at debian.org> writes:

> From an user's perspective, if I "apt-get install nvidia-settings" and
> it doesn't bring in a set of proprietary nvidia packages as
> dependencies, then I can justifiably say nvidia-settings is RC-buggy
> because nvidia-settings is broken and useless in such a scenario.  Hence
> it must depend on nvidia-driver | nvidia-glx | nvidia-alternative (or
> whatever the correct metapackage is), but that's not possible if
> nvidia-settings were to be moved to main.

> The only possible solution I can think of is for Andreas to distribute
> nvidia-settings as two separate source packages, e.g. src:libxnvctrl in
> main that builds the shared lib and dev packages, and
> src:nvidia-settings in contrib that builds nvidia-settings.

I thought source packages in main could provide binary packages in
contrib.  Am I just making that up?  If not, then the source package and
library could go into main and just the nvidia-settings binary package
into contrib.

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

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