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Old 11-10-12, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default nvidia-settings linked against deprecated pangox

Hi,

the nvidia-settings binary shipped with 304.64 is linked against libpangox, which has been removed from pango:
http://git.gnome.org/browse/pango/co...f0979d0460fe4f
This renders nvidia-settings unusable on my system.
Would it be possible to provide an nvidia-settings binary not linked against libpangox?
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Old 11-10-12, 04:18 PM   #2
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Source tarball is here, compile your own version. You could also ask your distro to provide a pangox compatibility package, for example Arch has one.

Of course your request is totally valid, but what I wrote above are good alternatives. However, for the nvidia devs to actually see your request, post it at their new forums: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/board/98/linux/
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Old 11-13-12, 01:07 PM   #3
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Source tarball is here, compile your own version.
Thanks! I didn't know the sources are available. Will build my own.

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You could also ask your distro to provide a pangox compatibility package, for example Arch has one.
Nvidia-settings would be the only thing using it on my system, so I'm trying to avoid that.

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Of course your request is totally valid, but what I wrote above are good alternatives. However, for the nvidia devs to actually see your request, post it at their new forums: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/board/98/linux/
Noted, will do. Only saw the announcement of the new dev forum right after I posted here.

Once again, thank you for your pointers, they are all well received!
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Old 11-16-12, 09:46 AM   #4
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i emailed the arch packager over a week ago about building nvidia-settings from source to avoid the dependency. as always, the all high and mighty packagers ignored my email...
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Old 11-17-12, 03:40 AM   #5
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as always, the all high and mighty packagers ignored my email...
Or maybe they overlooked it. Who knows how much mail they get daily. Open a bug on the bugtracker.

PS. Or maybe it's your tone that's the problem.
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Old 11-17-12, 10:46 AM   #6
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Or maybe they overlooked it. Who knows how much mail they get daily. Open a bug on the bugtracker.

PS. Or maybe it's your tone that's the problem.
it's not my tone. I have been using archlinux since 2006 and that's longer than half the current developers. some of the old devs I knew outside archlinux. I promise it's not my tone.
They didn't over look it. the new developers were recruited terribly hastily when the old ones moved on. I know who is good and who isn't.
I'll give you an example. I file a bug report once about the cron job in the squid package. instead of fixing it, they just moved the package to aur. That's an ugly side of their personalities. back when JGC and other developers were very active, the distribution was much healthier.
The first sign of losing the KISS philosophy was introducing optdepends and using that as an excuse for shipping packages with broken dependencies.
I am just happy they decided to pick up systemd. that was a good step.
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Old 11-17-12, 11:05 AM   #7
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I am just happy they decided to pick up systemd. that was a good step.
Really? Optdepends aren't KISS, but systemd is? Ok...

Note, I'm not dissing systemd. I'm just doing O_O at your notion of what constitutes KISS.
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