-nvidia upgrade issues

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 5 13:46:47 GMT 2009

On Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 07:35:50AM -0600, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> > I wonder if a dpkg trigger wouldn't help here for lucid (not for SRU): each
> > dkms module package registers its interest in an appropriate file pattern,
> > and at the end of the corresponding dpkg run the trigger fires to try to do
> > the module compilation?  This would have the advantage that dpkg would then
> > have information about exactly which dkms packages failed to build, but I
> > haven't thought this through completely to be sure it's worth doing and
> > doesn't have any major design pitfalls.

> Reading through your idea it tentatively sounds like a good way to help
> things out.  It doesn't even need to be a pattern though.  The
> dkms_autoinstaller script is able to query what has and hasn't been built
> yet, and try to build things.  So if a dpkg trigger is set up to just call
> it at the end as necessary, that would work too.

It does have to be either a pattern, or an explicit trigger invocation from
the kernel package maintainer script; those are the ways dpkg knows which
triggers need to be called.


And a file pattern would be preferable if it's possible, because that
doesn't require further coordination regarding the contents of the kernel
packages' maintainer scripts.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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