[CentOS] moderate rant un updates

Thu Mar 14 14:25:07 UTC 2013
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 03/14/2013 09:17 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> So, another admin I work with rolled out most (but not kernel) updates to
> 6.4... but including xorg. I log out the end of the day, and I'm hosed -
> no X.
> Now, my not-two-year-old workstation has an nvidia card, and I'd installed
> kmod-nvidia from elrepo. I figured I'd fix my problem by finishing the
> upgrade and rebooting.
> Nope.
> I try to upgrade kmod-nvidia from elrepo. Anyone got any good explanations
> as to why they'd put kmod-nvidia-310.40 in the repo, with the previous
> version not obvious... AND NOT HAVE THE *REQUIRED* nvidia-x11-drv-310.40
> in there? Why not wait until both pieces could be uploaded, since
> kmod-nividia WILL NOT INSTALL without the other...?
> I then stupidly uninstalled the previous kmod-nvidia & nvidia-x11-drv,
> hoping it would allow a good install.
> Nope.
> Found the proprietary installer on the NVidia site, and I'm up.
> <rant, snort>
> On a related note, does anyone have a link to a howto build the NVidia
> proprietary driver on a kernel that's *not* running, so we could prebuild
> it before the reboot? I see there are options in the script, but no
> examples.
> Also, is dkms coming in, or deprecated?

None of those modules are in CentOS, but a 3rd party repo.

How about you test your setup and how 3rd party repos interact with it
... THEN ask on the 3rd party repo's own mailing list how or why their
packages no longer work with the update?

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