Bug#790809: Please enable ARM64 support

Edmund Grimley Evans edmund.grimley.evans at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 07:53:03 UTC 2015

I think the package nvidia-settings should probably be built for all
architectures, even if there's no prospect of a working driver.

See this:


It's failing to build on most architectures because nvidia-settings is
not available. Obviously one could make mate-sensors-applet depend on
nvidia-settings only on certain architectures, but then you'd have (at
least) two packages that need to be updated whenever a new
architecture gets a driver. If nvidia-settings were to be built on all
architectures then it would only be necessary to update
nvidia-settings when there's a change and other packages could safely
depend on it unconditionally.

I'm assuming that nvidia-settings would be buildable and installable
without the driver and that there's a sensible way for it to report
"no driver" at run time.

On the other hand, I've never used either package so I might be
talking rubbish...

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