[arch-dev-public] nvidia 334.21-3 / nvidia-lts 334.21-4 pulled from [testing]

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Thu Mar 27 11:23:59 EDT 2014

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 04:15:21PM +0100, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 27.03.2014 16:02, schrieb Felix Yan:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > The nvidia-modprobe binary was provided in the "nvidia" / "nvidia-lts" 
> > packages, but this doesn't work well because the two packages should not be 
> > prevented from installing together.
> > 
> > To fix this, I've pulled the two packages from [testing], and will upload a 
> > new nvidia-utils package containing the binary to [testing]. FS#39203 and 
> > FS#39636 will be closed if the new package fixed everything. (A setuid binary 
> > is not good, but no trivial workaround was found)
> Seriously, that is a crappy solution. If nvidia would properly register
> its devices with linux, these devices could be created dynamically. It's
> really up to nvidia to fix their kernel module.
> (By the way, the /dev/nvidia* devices do not even generate proper
> uevents and thus cannot be caught by udev or systemd. I wish they would
> stop relying on a closed-source kernel driver with debatable quality.)

Heh. Now they have *2* modules of debatable quality.

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