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Old 09-15-09, 10:41 AM   #13
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Default Re: please provide .deb packages for driver releases

Wantilles, you're obviously trolling. Stop it please.
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Old 09-15-09, 11:19 AM   #14
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NVIDIA provides distro packagers with a generic installer.

You should use your distro repositories.

End of conversation.
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Old 09-15-09, 06:07 PM   #15
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Nonetheless it'd be great if the installer was capable of creating distribution-specific packages for proper integration into package management. I know fglrx is able to do that.
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Old 09-16-09, 01:48 AM   #16
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I disagree.

NVIDIA should not be package maintainers. That is the job of the people behind distributions.

Wha'ts next, every kernel release should have a .deb?
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Old 09-16-09, 03:00 AM   #17
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I use ubuntu and I'm happy with the way things currently work. If you want something distro native for Debian/Ubuntu, use Envy, otherwise you can choose to use the nvidia install.

What's wrong with Envy?

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Old 09-16-09, 05:30 AM   #18
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Fully agree with Fackamato.

It's NOT nvidia responsibility to maintain some random distro packages, but distribution maintainers!
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Old 09-16-09, 11:58 AM   #19
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Frankly I don't see why so many people disagree to a simple and suggestion. After all, it's nothing more than a suggestion. I am wondering what's the point in disagreeing?

If the Nvidia folks decide to build .deb packages no one is hurt. If not, people have to live with outdated packages (Envy) or may decide not to buy newest hardware because they are simply not willing (or able) to install proper drivers. What's the ugly thing about this?
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Old 09-16-09, 12:10 PM   #20
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Ok, here is a question.... how does one go about building a .deb from the nvidia provided package?
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Old 09-16-09, 12:29 PM   #21
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What's the ugly thing about this?
Actual Fedora releases: Fedora 10, Fedora 11.

Actual Debian Releases: Etch, Lenny

Actual Ubuntu Releases: Intrepid Ibex, Jaunty Jackalope

and each of these releases have up to 25 kernel releases.

Do you really think NVIDIA has resources to make packages for 6*25=150 kernel versions (I'm now speaking only about three popular distributions)?

OP suggestion makes no sense.

Please, close this thread.
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Old 09-16-09, 01:27 PM   #22
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Frankly I don't see why so many people disagree to a simple and suggestion.
More features = more bugs & things to maintain = less resources left for the actual driver.
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Old 09-16-09, 01:53 PM   #23
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Frankly I don't see why so many people disagree to a simple and suggestion.

I don't think it is as simple as it sounds. That is a rpm/deb for every distro and every kernel they support. There are alot of distros and each distro may have several they a
still supporting. As well as updates for kernel revisions. that is a lot of resources that
should be used for fixing bugs. I would suspect that it would be a fairly simply task
to create a script that does do what you want though. Something that takes the nvidia
installer package and extracts it builds the kernel modules and creates a rpm/deb. I personally don't know these steps but google should come up with some good answers.
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Old 09-16-09, 02:48 PM   #24
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Yes, we have no plans to do this for all of the very good reasons given by others in this thread.
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