[arch-general] nvidia-dkms pkgrel increase after every linux upgrade

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 31 17:03:51 UTC 2020

On 3/31/20 12:54 PM, Chris Billington via arch-general wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 12:48 PM Amin Vakil <info at aminvakil.com> wrote:
>> So why should nvidia-dkms upgrades?
> it's because nvidia-dkms is part of a split package that builds both nvidia
> and nvidia-dkms. The bump in pkgrel is to rebuild nvidia for the new
> kernel, and as a consequence the pkgrel for nvidia-dkms is bumped too, even
> though it is unnecessary.

See the broadcom-wl PKGBUILD for how to avoid this. Also note the
wireguard-{arch,lts} packages have adopted this method.

It's up to Sven-Hendrik Haase if he wants to do this, though.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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