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

Mats Bertil Tegner mats.bertil.tegner at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 11:41:49 UTC 2012

On 10/24/2012 03:22 AM, King Beowulf wrote:
> I'm thinking of splitting off the open source nividia utilities from
> nvidia-driver.Slackbuild to something like nvidia-utilities.Slackbuild.
> Effected files:
> nvidia-installer
> nvidia-settings
> nvidia-xconfig
> This might make it easier to update the legacy nvidia driver since it
> looks like Nvidia is not always updating the version of the tools when
> they update the driver.  Also, for those that want to run lean systems,
> and manually create a full xorg.conf, and/or don't need the access to the
> extra functionality provided, installation of these utilities can be
> "optional but recommended." Thus, what could be the cons that I may not
> be considering, besides the bit of extra work?
> Comments and suggestions welcome.

Speaking of the nvidia-driver (and nvidia-kernel) packages, These needs 
to be updated to the latest long lived branch which is 304.60.


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