NVIDIA drivers moved to the DVD images

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 4 22:21:59 BST 2008

On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 01:53:07PM -0400, Evan Dandrea wrote:
> I just removed nvidia-glx-new, which is non-existent in Intrepid, from
> ship and seeded the new nvidia-glx-* drivers in dvd-live.  The effect
> of this change is that the NVIDIA proprietary driver is no longer
> present on the desktop CDs and will be included on the DVDs in the
> next build.  The removal from the desktop CDs is unfortunate, but
> necessary due to space constraints (nvidia-glx-173 alone is 13M when
> unpacked).

This seems reasonable enough, since the drivers can't be used for
installation anyway.

I'm surprised that this is a net increase in space, though; I would have
thought the removal of the drivers from linux-restricted-modules would make
this a wash.

 - mdz

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