nvidia kernel in backports

Vincent Cheng vcheng at debian.org
Mon Oct 6 06:03:29 UTC 2014

On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM, Andreas Beckmann <anbe at debian.org> wrote:
> On 2014-10-05 12:34, Vincent Cheng wrote:
>> Is there a specific reason why wheezy-backports still has an outdated
>> branch of the nvidia driver (319.xx), or is it just because you
>> haven't had time to upload a newer version to backports yet? I just
>> wanted to check with you to make sure that there's nothing that's
>> actually blocking an updated nvidia backport.
> I usually tried to keep the previous long-lived branch in backports for
> as long as it was maintainable. In the past new release branches brought
> a lot of new features - and bugs, so I liked to have more than one
> branch easily accessible.

Ok, that makes sense.

> But right now, I think we can bury 319.xx - does it even compile with
> Linux 3.16? Maybe wait for -2 to be uploaded and migrated, though.

My understanding is that the backported nvidia package has been
effectively broken for several months, since linux >= 3.13 (see
#754108, #749703). But I suppose waiting a few more days for -2 to be
uploaded and migrated wouldn't hurt.


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