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

Det nimetonmaili at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 12:38:12 EDT 2011

Not to keep bugging your mailboxes but I suppose the only real reasons
for keeping all those nvidia-specific-kernel packages in the AUR boils
down to these:

1) The user wants to install an Nvidia driver for a non-booted kernel,
yet he doesn't want to install the driver for any the other kernels
since the rest (or at least 1 of them) use Nouveau or similar.

2) The maintainer wants to show a link to his unofficial repository
containing a precompiled version of his package.

If these are enough to keep all that nvidia* stuff in the AUR then I
don't mind. It'd just be nice, if somebody came up with a PKGBUILD
that would ask the user which of the installed kernels he wanted the
nvidia driver to be installed to. In addition the package could hold a
simple text file listing all the unofficial repositories for using the
precompiled packages instead or something ^^.


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