Questions regarding Debian nvidia packages

Vincent Cheng vcheng at
Sun Oct 5 10:40:51 UTC 2014

Hi Andreas,

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 1:24 AM, Vincent Cheng <vcheng at> wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 11:27 PM, Andreas Beckmann <anbe at> wrote:
>>> 2) What's the process of splitting and uploading a new legacy driver?
>>> According to [3], the 340 series is the next legacy driver (being the
>>> last version to support pre-Fermi cards it seems), and I've yet to
>>> stumble across documentation describing all the gotchas that are
>>> involved in packaging a new legacy driver. As for timing, would you
>>> agree that this is best done after Jessie is released?
>> That sounds like a good idea -> nothing newer than 340.xx max go to
>> unstable, and we have a long-term release in jessie where we may get
>> upstream update releases (think security)
> Ack. What I really wanted to ask was _how_ to go about preparing a new
> legacy package. I suppose most of the process is manual? e.g. updating
> nvidia-detect, updating alternatives, updating package names, probably
> lots of other stuff I haven't thought of?

Ping? (wanted to know the answer just in case you're not around to
deal with the package split after jessie is released...perhaps should
be documented in README.source?)


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