libcuda1 removed from all releases? required for nvptx offloading in GCC

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Tue Dec 22 20:08:43 UTC 2020

On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 05:41:09PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> What happened with libcuda1?

> it appears to be removed everywhere

> # apt install libcuda1
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Package libcuda1 is a virtual package provided by:
>   libnvidia-compute-455 455.45.01-0ubuntu1
>   libnvidia-compute-450-server 450.80.02-0ubuntu3
>   libnvidia-compute-450 450.80.02-0ubuntu1
>   libnvidia-compute-440-server 440.95.01-0ubuntu2
>   libnvidia-compute-418-server 418.152.00-0ubuntu2
>   libnvidia-compute-390 390.138-0ubuntu2
> You should explicitly select one to install.
> E: Package 'libcuda1' has no installation candidate

This doesn't appear to be a recent change, et al. show no binary
package has been published in Ubuntu by that name in a very long time.  Why
does the Provides: on the individual libnvidia-compute-XXX packages not
satisfy the use case?

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