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

Luca Boccassi luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 18:20:34 UTC 2016

Control: tags -1 pending
Control: severity -1 important

On Thu, 2016-03-24 at 16:00 +0100, Eric Valette wrote:
> 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,
> Hi,
> > 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....

After that one is uploaded, which introduces a new binary package that
is necessary, 358 and the rest can follow.

> > 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 selecting an outdated driver version...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....

It's all already packaged, as you can see in our SVN repository. We will
upload each stable release individually, and the first after 352 was
355. Please be patient and stick with testing/unstable for the time
being. Experimental can be bumpy at times, and now is one of those

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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