[Slackbuilds-users] RFC: splitting off nvidia utilities into a separate package

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 07:08:25 UTC 2012

On 10/23/2012 10:54 PM, Heinz Wiesinger wrote:
> AFAIK utilities are pretty much linked to a driver version, so splitting off
> the utilities would mean having a utilities SlackBuild per driver. I have no
> idea how many legacy drivers still work on 14.0, but there'd need to be a
> utilities SlackBuild for each of them. IMHO that creates more overhead and
> confusion than is necessary.
> If utilities are not in sync with the driver version you can always define a
> separate version string in the SlackBuild.
> Grs,
> Heinz
Thanks for the response.  You are very probably correct, although I am 
only worring aboiut 96.x, 173.x and the current long term support release.

Nvidia-legacy-173 seems to still update both the driver and the 
utilities.  For Nvidia-legacy-96, they are not, though I have to see if 
the version in the binary blob payload is the same or different from the 
available source.  Unfortunately, other that compile, I have to way of 
testing.  My current Nvidia GPU is too new, and both my old Geforce4 and 
7600 are toast.  Heck, I don't even have a functional AGP motherboard 
anymore even if the cards still worked.


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