Bug#790809: Please enable ARM64 support

Vincent Cheng vcheng at debian.org
Wed Jul 1 21:17:40 UTC 2015

Hi Martin,

On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 2:07 PM, Martin Michlmayr <tbm at hp.com> wrote:
> Package: nvidia-settings
> Version: 340.46-2
> Severity: wishlist
> User: debian-arm at lists.debian.org
> Usertags: arm64
> I wonder whether it makes sense to build nvidia-settings on ARM64.
> I don't know anything about this package but I know that 64-bit ARM
> Tegra based devices exist with Nvidia chips, so maybe it would be
> useful?  I see it's enabled for armhf, which is probably a similar
> case.  I also see that the package has (some?) support for ARM64
> (search for AARCH64).
> I added arm64 to debian/control and it built fine.  I have no way to
> test, though.

This package is dependent on the proprietary nvidia driver, and
upstream currently only releases it for i386, amd64, and armhf
(armv7l) [1]. I don't think there's any point in building
nvidia-settings on arm64 until upstream also releases the
corresponding arm64 version of their proprietary driver.


[1] http://www.nvidia.ca/object/unix.html

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