NVIDIA drivers moved to the DVD images

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 4 23:00:43 BST 2008

On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 02:50:37PM -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 10:21:59PM +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > 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.

> Would it be because for intrepid there is now a fourth nvidia blob
> added?

Most of the size in the nvidia-glx-NNN packages seems to be in libGLcore,
which is ~14MB stripped (at least for the newer flavors).

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