[packman] nvidia-settings

Stefan Botter jsj at jsj.dyndns.org
Fri Aug 30 08:27:12 CEST 2013

Hi Wolfgang,

On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 01:12:14 +0200
Wolfgang Bauer <e9325712 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:

> Hi, sorry for the late answer, I had to care about other stuff...
> Am Samstag, 17. August 2013, 20:11:11 schrieb Ys:
> > Oh, and did I mention it got updated to 325.15?
> > What I can figure from the UI is: PowerMizer function and section
> > were restored
> > VDPAU information section was added
> > 
> Yes, I saw that. Nice. 
> But the nvidia driver 325.15 does contain nvidia-settings-325.15, so
> nothing new there...
> And the version in the official nvidia repo is still 319.32 AFAICS.
> Yet I still think publishing should be disabled for this package,
> because: 
> - It is useless. Nvidia-settings is included with the nvidia driver,
> and without the driver it doesn't make sense anyway.
> - It replaces files of the original driver with (maybe) incompatible
> versions.
> - Are you sure 325.15 works with the 304.xx or even 173.xx driver?
> I'm not. But the version included with the driver should work in any
> case.
> And even if newer nvidia-settings versions work with all old drivers,
> the drivers won't support the new features anyway, so people can just
> as well use the included nvidia-settings.
> - Stuff like conky (which doesn't build since months btw, the link is 
> broken...) will still build against the nvidia-settings package even
> if it is not published.
> Sorry for writing this again, but you don't seem to have read it
> before... 
> Anyway, I'll really keep my mouth shut now. ;)

NO! Please one more word, or so...
Can you please create a bug report on this in bugs.links2linux.de? This
will help keep track of that change, if someone will have a question
in the future?

Thank you,

Stefan Botter zu Hause
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