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[Bug 206956] New: Find a place to host NVIDIA/ATI kmp (+video) packages
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  • Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 06:55:37 -0600 (MDT)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=206956

Summary: Find a place to host NVIDIA/ATI kmp (+video) packages
Product: openSUSE 10.2
Version: Alpha 4 plus
Platform: Other
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Critical
Priority: P5 - None
Component: X11 3rd Party
AssignedTo: aj@xxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: sndirsch@xxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: sndirsch@xxxxxxxxxx
CC: adrian@xxxxxxxxxx, michl@xxxxxxxxxx


The good news here is that we already have a solution for openSUSE 10.1 (after
SLE10 has been released). Due to the common (kernel) code base you can use the
packages for SLE10 hosted by ATI/NVIDIA also for openSUSE 10.1.

And now the bad one. Since ATI/NVIDIA is concerned about needing to support
drivers, which are hosted by them, it is *very* unlikely, that they will host
RPMs for non-SLE product, because of the big driver matrix

(n * openSUSE) X (o * driver_version) X (p * kernel_release)

Therefore I suggest to host the RPMs for openSUSE > 10.1 on another server.
packman might be a candidate for this.

I've set this to critical, since the question, if we'll provide ATI/NVIDIA
driver packages also for openSUSE > 10.1 comes quite often on the openSUSE
mailing lists.

It's nice to see we have these packages available for internal use, but it's
even better to see a solution for our customers. SCNR ...


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