[ANNOUNCE] Deprecation of xf86-video-nv

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Tue Mar 30 21:20:18 PDT 2010

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 10:33:01PM -0400, Matt Turner wrote:
> > this limits nvidia driver usage to specific libc implementation,
> > with specific version.
> glibc is kind of the de facto libc. What do you expect here? Them not
> to link to the C library? Provide a second binary linking against
> uclibc? And what then about all the other libc's?

In fact, that was the problem we (DragonFly) run into back in the early
days. Getting the kernel module to work as one issue. But as soon as the
libc ABI divergated from the FreeBSD (4.x) ABI and the latter the 5.x
only libGL, all things were lost. In short, the libGL is more painful
part of the nvidia blob...


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