[Slackbuilds-users] RFC: nvidia-driver organization

Eugen Wissner belka at caraus.de
Tue Jul 12 19:27:07 UTC 2016


personally I install all SBo packages manually without sbopkg,
therefore it is better for me to have less packages. For example, if
someone wants nvidia drivers one installs always both nvidia-drivers
and nvidia-kernel. If there are some additional packages, it is even
more stuff to install.
But anyway your work on nvidia is very appreciated and do anything that
helps you to make the maintainance easier! :)


Am Donnerstag, den 07.07.2016, 23:44 -0700 schrieb King Beowulf:
> All:
> The nvidia-driver has become a horrible mess to maintain.  Nvidia is
> moving to GLVND and Vulcan, and several libs, binaries have moved to
> F/OSS, and Nvidia keeps adding/renaming some libs.  These changes,
> along
> with compat32 support (not supported in SBo but it's a fan favorite),
> are making it confusing to generate a consistently bug-free
> script.  I'm
> thinking of splitting it up into multiple scripts:
> nvidia-kernel will remain the same.
> 1.  nvidia-utils:
> -Contains all the open source binaries.
> -Scripts ts similar to nvidia-switch to backup and restore Mesa and
> X.Org components that Nvidia overwrites, as well as dealing with
> multlib/compat32.
> 2. nvidia-driver:
> A much simpler script that just assumes a pure x86_32 or x86_64
> installation.
> 3. COMPAT32 provided either via Alien Bob's multilib convertpkg-
> compat32
> or my own script in nvidia-utils
> 4. Finally, instead of all the "install' lines in the SlackBuild
> script,
> leverage the nvidia-installer or the NVIDIA-*.run to perform the
> install
> into /tmp/SBo... for subsequent packaging. This will have the
> advantage
> of making the nvidia-driver.SlacBuild less brittle for simple version
> bumps.  The disadvantage is that this will break a few things the
> script
> now does.
> I know a many who simply run the NVIDIA-*.run and are happy.  For
> those
> on this list who run my scripts, what say you? Also, let me know (off
> list) if you are willing to assist in thrashing your system for
> testing.
>  I have just the one GTX600 system atm, so testing other GPUs and
> desktops will be nice.
> Thanks,
> Ed
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