[aur-general] Should nvidia(-beta)-all replace all the other nvidia-* packages in the AUR?

Christos Nouskas nous at archlinux.us
Sat Mar 26 09:57:36 EDT 2011

On 26 March 2011 15:43, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is implicating a lot of packages.
>>        Det
> Hmm, didn't see the email from Devolder. Having written the initial
> nvidia-beta-all package, I can assure you that nvidia-beta-all (and
> nvidia-all which Det maintains) builds the modules for all installed
> kernels. uname -r is not used at all, a bit of sed hackery lists down
> the installed kernels and builds nvidia modules for each of them.

An advantage of the individual nvidia packages I can see, would be
that of the ability to offer prebuilt packages for specific AUR
kernels (like kernel26-ck and kernel26-pf) in unofficial repos, which
is convenient for some people. Otherwise, the -all version is really
handy (I, for one, use it).

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