Package: src:nvidia-graphics-drivers
Severity: normal

On 5.12.2018 2.56, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On 2018-12-03 15:30, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
>> On 3.12.2018 16.29, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
>>> On 2018-12-03 14:04, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
>>>> I've packaged egl-wayland and uploaded it, but got a reject message
>>>> because the binary (libnvidia-egl-wayland1) was already in the archive.
>>>> Would you mind dropping it from the nvidia packaging and use this
>>>> instead? This (together with the -dev package) is needed for
>>>> gnome-shell-on-wayland/Mir to work with the nvidia driver.
>>>> I'd then need to add the necessary B/R/C and bump the epoch, of course.
>>> In general no objections. Did you test whether your packages will work
>>> as drop-in replacements for the ones built from the blob?
>> No, I don't have nvidia, but the lib is their baby so I'd expect it
>> would. Besides, I don't think it's used at all right now.
> There are also
> nvidia-egl-wayland-common
> nvidia-egl-wayland-icd
> and
> libnvidia-legacy-390xx-egl-wayland1
> nvidia-legacy-390xx-egl-wayland-icd
> from the 390xx legacy driver.
> What should happen to them?

Gone as well. -icd doesn't seem to install anything useful anyway, so
I'm not sure about it's purpose. -common just installs the json file
which the new libnvidia-egl-wayland1 will include.

I'll add all the C/R/P in egl-wayland, thanks.

> What should we do in stable?
> nvidia-graphics-drivers/stretch will probably be upgraded to 390.xx in
> the next stretch point release.
> The *wayland* packages in their current form were only added to stretch
> in 384.111-4~deb9u1, they haven't been there from the beginning.
> If we are sure they have no users in stretch, we could just remove them
> from stretch again. (The packages are only recommended, not being
> depended upon.)

Yeah I think they can be safely dropped without any harm.

> PS: Please open a bug against src:nvidia-graphics-drivers and post all
> discussion there to have this archived publically. And move discussion
> there.

sure, this reply should open the bug.


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