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Old 07-29-03, 08:05 AM   #1
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Question Difference between verison pkgs


Anybody know difference between verison pkg files on ftp site?

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg0.run, -pkg1.run and -pkg2.run
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Old 07-29-03, 01:40 PM   #2
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I downloaded 1 and 2 and ran a diff.

The only differences are the precompiled kernel modules. This doesn't matter to me since I compile it.

From the readme:

Driver release 1.0-4349 introduced a new packaging
and installation mechanism, which greatly simplifies the
installation process. There is only a single file to download:
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-1.0-4496-pkg1.run. This contains
everything previously contained by the old NVIDIA_kernel and NVIDIA_GLX

Driver release 1.0-4496 introduces a package suffix ("-pkg#") to
the .run file. This is used to distinguish between packages containing
the same driver, but with different precompiled kernel interfaces.
If there is any confusion, just download the .run file with the largest
pkg number.

and later on...

Q: What is the significance of the "pkg#" suffix on the .run file?

A: The "pkg#" suffix is used to distinguish between .run files containing
the same driver, but different sets of precompiled kernel interfaces.
If a distribution releases a new kernel after an NVIDIA driver is
released, the current NVIDIA driver can be repackaged to include
a precompiled kernel interface for that newer kernel (in addition
to all the precompiled kernel interfaces that were included in the
previous package of the driver).

.run files with the same version number, but different pkg numbers,
only differ in what precompiled kernel interfaces are included.
Additionally, .run files with higher pkg numbers will contain
everything the .run files with lower .pkg numbers contain.
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