Re: 2.6.28 + nvidia closed source
Mark Allums wrote :
>>> You must have the deb-src line in /etc/apt/sources.list :
>>> deb http://kernel-archive.buildserver.net/debian-kernel trunk main
>>> deb-src http://kernel-archive.buildserver.net/debian-kernel trunk main
>>> To be able to compile, instal build-essentials.
>>> $ apt-get source linux-kbuild-2.6-2.6.28
>>> $ cd linux-kbuild-2.6-2.6.28
>>> $ dpkg-buildpackage
>>> $ cd ..
>>> $ dpkg -i linux-kbuild-2.6.28_2.6.28-1~snapshot.12595_amd64.deb
>>> After that, you can install linux-headers-2.6.28-1-amd64,
>>> and m-a a-i nvidia ...
> Thank you very much. I missed that thread.
> It still begs some questions. Why don't they build/package a normal
> kbuild that matches the dependency that the kernel header package has?
> I suppose that it will enter mainstream, instead of being in
> kernel-archive, and then there will be a kbuild infrastructure. Maybe
> it is too much work for the relatively few people who roll their own
> custom kernel. But a lot of people use that NVidia blob. And other
> hardware drivers that need compiling.
I don't know about that, but I just checked with the 2.6.28 which is in
unstable and it doesn't seem to have it's ready made corresponding
kbuild either, at least aptitude didn't find it for me...