[aur-general] NVIDIA drivers

Rob Til Freedmen rob.til.freedman at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 17:10:21 EST 2013

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:25 AM, Maxime Gauduin <alucryd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 5:10 AM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM, SpinFlo <sl1pkn07 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > i ve use yaourt, yes,
>> >
>> > yaourt when make and install sucessful package delete all sources.,
>> > then the symlink don't work
>> Don't use yaourt then.
>> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 9:37 AM, SpinFlo <sl1pkn07 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > sorry for the quotes after message, this is automatic by gmail :S
>> And it's not 'automatic' by gmail, I use gmail, just click the
>> 'in-line' button (3 dots).
>> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:
>> > /etc/makepkg.conf -> SRCDEST
>> >
>> > Set that to the directory of your choice and all source files should be
>> saved
>> > there. Common sources will be automatically detected.
>> >
>> > (yeah, via symlinks... but if this is the approach that you meant, it
>> wasn't
>> > clear)
>> Yes SRCDEST is better but won't help for yaourt users. I can't
>> remember when/why I started making my own symlinks, perhaps to prevent
>> one directory being way too full (harder to spring clean). In any
>> case, my apologies, SRCDEST is obviously the better solution here.
> Just tried setting an SRCDEST, and yaourt uses it. The redundant downloads
> issue is then solved.
> Remains the dependency problem, I thought I would build all packages
> separately and install all of them: building the utils packages works, they
> don't rely on anything but building the other which depends on the utils
> package requires it to be installed, except the old modules package need
> the old utils package and won't complete unless you force yaourt to ignore
> dependencies, or purge your system from all said packages before installing
> the new ones.
> I believe this is very sub-optimal and this is making NVIDIA users' lives
> harder, but you guys are boss. I will use the packages I made in my own
> little corner and won't upload them to the AUR then (I already had at least
> one user use them happily now, maybe I'll share them elsewhere).

There is a dependency in nvidia/PKGBUILD which is totally wrong
depends=( [...] "nvidia-utils=${pkgver}")

It leads to a circular dependency at ***build*** time and isn't really needed
at run time for nvidia to work.

depends=( [...] "nvidia-utils") should be enough to pull it in when

I've reported it last year but didn't got any response from the maintainer.

> Thank you all for your answers.
> Regards,
> --
> Alucryd
> "In the name of God, impure souls of the living dead shall be banished into
> eternal damnation. Amen."

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