Bug#819042: nvidia-graphics-drivers: Package uninstallable using unstable

Eric Valette Eric.Valette at Free.fr
Thu Mar 24 15:00:39 UTC 2016

On 03/24/2016 03:51 PM, Luca Boccassi wrote:
> On 23 March 2016 at 07:59, Eric Valette <eric.valette at free.fr> wrote:

> Hi Eric,


> We have an upload with new binaries stuck in the NEW queue for a month
> now: https://ftp-master.debian.org/new/nvidia-graphics-drivers_355.11-3.html
> Until this gets in, we can't move on unfortunately.

I know, but the problem is elsewhere : even if approved, this package 
cannot be installed on unstable + experimental because of video ABI 
dependency first and the fact that this upstream package is really 
incompatble with current unstable xorg video ABI. I started it manaully 
with -ignoreABI flags and it just crashed almost immediately so it is 
not only a matter of rebuilding the debian dependencies....

> Please use the 352 series that's available in unstable - experimental
> will keep being wild for a while, as there are many new binary
> packages as a result of upstream changes (libglvnd etc).

I do but I cannot test anything newer because of the original choice of 
selecting an outdated driver version...

I think you should first package a version that supports the actual 
unstable video ABI....

-- eric

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