nvidia-cuda-toolkit availability

Graham Inggs ginggs at debian.org
Mon Apr 30 09:12:46 BST 2018

Hi Tristan

On 24 April 2018 at 00:03, Tristan Crockett
<tristan.crockett at outlook.com> wrote:
> I wouldn't normally annoy maintainers about a package, but I've recently built a new Kali Hashcat machine and discovered I cannot install CUDA as the package was removed yesterday [[2018-04-23] nvidia-cuda-toolkit 9.1.85-3 removed from kali-rolling (Kali Repository)]. http://pkg.kali.org/pkg/nvidia-cuda-toolkit
> Kali Linux Package Tracker - nvidia-cuda-toolkit
> [2018-01-17] nvidia-cuda-toolkit 9.0.176-2 imported into kali-rolling (Kali Repository) [2017-11-28] nvidia-cuda-toolkit 8.0.61-3 imported into kali-rolling (Kali Repository)
> pkg.kali.org
> I notice historically, there can be some time between new package versions availability. Is anyone able to give a time frame on when the nvidia-cuda-toolkit package will be available again please?

It seems Kali are removing packages from their rolling release when
they are removed from Debian testing.  This doesn't sound right to me,
if a package is not suitable for Debian's next stable release, this
shouldn't necessarily make it unsuitable for Kali's rolling release.

Anyway, it's back in Debian testing now [1]:
[2018-04-30] nvidia-cuda-toolkit 9.1.85-3 MIGRATED to testing (Debian
testing watch)

Hopefully, Kali will include it again soon.


[1] https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/nvidia-cuda-toolkit

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