Bug#747837: nvidia-settings: upload to main

Vincent Cheng vcheng at debian.org
Mon May 12 03:28:59 UTC 2014

On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 8:11 PM, Russ Allbery <rra at debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

Ah, I didn't think about that, but I suppose you and Michael may be
right (I certainly can't find anything in Policy 2.2 that prevents


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