NVIDIA drivers moved to the DVD images
ccheney at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 4 23:04:35 BST 2008
On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 15:00 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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).
Would using lzma for the debs help? If I remember correctly lzma
compressed some libgl libraries fairly well in the past, but I don't
think I was looking at the nvidia one in particular.
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