[Slackbuilds-users] Bug in nvidia-driver slackbuild?

Alayo, Daniel daniel.alayo at mykolab.ch
Sun Apr 10 18:10:49 UTC 2016

El 2016-04-09 03:08, King Beowulf escribió:
> On 04/08/2016 01:43 PM, Daniel Alayo wrote:
>> Hello:
>> This could just be me, I'm not very good at reading scripts.
>> I trashed my installation of the nvidia-driver, so I had to review 
>> what
>> were the installation scripts doing, and copy, delete or link files 
>> myself.
>> I've noticed that the function nvidia_remove() in script nvidia-switch
>> tries to remove the symlinks:
>> /usr/lib/libvdpau-nvidia.so.1
>> /usr/lib64/libvdpau-nvidia.so.1
>> But if I'm not wrong, they're not created by the doinst.sh script of 
>> the
>> nvidia-driver SlackBuild.
>> Also, the doinst.sh script links libvdpau_nvidia.so.$NV_VERSION 
>> (notice
>> the underscore), but script nvidia-switcht tries to delete symlinks
>> libvdpau-nvidia.so.1 (notice the hyphen).
>> I've never reported a bud in a slackbuild. If I've understood the
>> instructions on https://www.slackbuilds.org/bugs/ well, the maintainer
>> of the slackbuild should be reading this and then correcting it. If
>> else, please do not be too hard on me...
>> Thanks,
>> "PreguntoYo"
> Are you using 14.1 slackbuild (version 352.63) or the experimental 14.2
> SBo master branch - which i don't think is updated to the new driver 
> yet
> - or the experimental version 361.42 I posted to this list as a link to
> a download location?
> I'll be updating for 14.2 this weekend. Thanks for the bug report. I'll
> check on it. Nvidia tends to rename libs willy-nilly, and I definitely
> need to increase the font size on these monitors ;-)
> -Ed
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Hello Ed:

Thanks for reading my "bug" report.

I've found this in the slackbuild for 14.1 (nvidia-driver version 
352.63), the currently stable version of Slackware (sorry, I forgot to 
say this).

I don't know if it has been there for previous versions of the 
nvidia-driver, or if it affects SlackBuilds-current also (is there a 

I wonder if it has raised any problem in the use of the driver, of if it 
could have gone unnoticed indefinitely...



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