[arch-dev-public] [new package] nouveau-drm / xf86-video-nouveau

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Jan 22 12:11:58 EST 2009

Andreas Radke schrieb:
> I'd like to bring in these packages in a slightly modified version from
> AUR to testing and later to extra repos. Both packages have a nice
> amount of votes in AUR.
> http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/
> nouveau-drm provides a mesa/drm git version with new drm-nouveau code
> not yet implemented in the mainline kernel drm.ko.

You must do this differenlty: This package installs drm.ko in extra/. 
This way it doesn't conflict with drm.ko from kernel26, but it is still 
possible that the stock one will be loaded first.

This module MUST be put in the updates/ directory so it will always take 
precedence. This might break other drm drivers, so I suggest providing a 
  "drm-git" package instead, which would install updates for all drm 
modules from git to updates/ (instead of just nouveau). This package 
could then also be used by non-nouveau users.

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