Bug#924070: [pre-approval] unblock: nvidia-cuda-toolkit/10.1.105-1

Graham Inggs ginggs at debian.org
Sat Mar 9 09:11:01 GMT 2019

Package: release.debian.org
Severity: normal
X-Debbugs-CC: pkg-nvidia-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
User: release.debian.org at packages.debian.org
Usertags: unblock

Dear Release Team

Please consider a freeze exception for a new upstream release of

Version 10.1 adds support for GCC 8 and Clang 7.  This will allow us
to drop gcc-7 from buster, as the only other packages needing gcc-7
are starpu and starpu-contrib (#924012) which will follow CUDA.

nvidia-cuda-toolkit is non-free and the build consists of unpacking
the pre-built binaries from upstream and repacking them into several
separate binary packages for Debian.  At this stage, 10.0 is in
experimental, and I still need to prepare the packaging for 10.1 and
have it go through NEW.

For what it is worth, Ubuntu completed the transition to 10.0 two
weeks ago, and I intend to test and complete the 10.1 transition there
as well before finally asking for an unblock for buster.


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