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Re: [LUG] dpkg bollocks


On 02/11/13 21:27, Philip Hudson wrote:
I present for your delectation: how not to update a package. WTF is anyone supposed to make of this:

nvidia-graphics-drivers (310.14-1) unstable; urgency=low

  LEGACY GPUs: If you have a GeForce 6xxx, GeForce Go 6xxx, GeForce 7xxx,
  GeForce Go 7xxx, Quadro NVS 110/120/210/285/440, Quadro FX 350/540/550/560,
  Quadro FX 1400/Go1400/1500/2500/3400/3450/3500/4000/4500/5500, nforce 4xx,
  nforce 6xx, i.e., any GPU based on the NV40/NV41/NV42/NV43/NV44,
  C51/C61/C67/C68/C73, or G70/G71/G72/G73 chips or a variant thereof,
  Use the nvidia-legacy-304xx-driver, nvidia-legacy-304xx-kernel-dkms
  packages instead.

 -- Andreas Beckmann <debian@xxxxxxxxxxxx>  Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:00:49 +0200

Extra points if you understand the bollocks *and* see why it's bollocks nevertheless.

Phil Hudson                  http://hudson-it.no-ip.biz
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One is supposed to not use that release if you have any of the chips mentioned as nvidia are a bunch of tossers and have upgraded the software without proper thought and consideration and testing and users have complained that their systems have been borked by the upgrade and have given you the info so you can fix your system - or not break it if your distribution hasnt already.
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