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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Packagers breaking repositories ...


On 20/03/2019 03:04, Andrei Dziahel wrote:
Had anyone at SUSE tried to reach NVIDIA asking them for permission to
use desktop drivers in openQA so failing to build kernel module of
theirs would be soft fail at least?


The issue in some way is less a nvidia thing and more a kernel developer / licensing thing, in the past some kernel developers have felt that the nvidia driver violates the kernels licensing terms, as such openSUSE has respected the kernel developers with this opinion by not shipping / having nvidia drivers running within the openSUSE project. Atleast thats my recollection, I could remember wrong.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 1:25 PM Mathias Homann
<Mathias.Homann@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Am 2019-03-19 11:01, schrieb Stasiek Michalski:
On the third hand, all the stuff I read on the opensuse lists about
tumbleweed
and its "quirks" is why I'm *not* using tumbleweed.

- nvidia and tumbleweed kernels

Maybe somebody will realize at some point that dkms is a better
option with a distro that changes kernels every week.


AFAIK the nvidia drivers already use DKMS, and build "on the fly" when
you install/upgrade the package. Problem is, Kernel 5.x did "something"
that might break nvidia drivers...

I've been told that it does not concern the desktop drivers, but what
I've seen on the -factory list suggests otherwise.

anyway, it's just so much more convenient for end users to get an
automated package update to trigger the process than doing it manually -
been there, done that for years until suse started having packages. This
way all I have to do is click on the little rocket in ansible tower.
Once. For X machines. ;)

Cheers
MH




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