nvidia-driver 64bit version

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 4 15:18:30 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 03:47:24PM +0100, Emanuel Haupt wrote:
> Hi
> I was wondering if you're working on a port for the 64bit version of
> the new beta state nvidia driver [1].

Yup, thanks for the pointer.  I'm considering options right now.

> Since it's a completely different version it should IMO be separate from
> x11/nvidia-driver. Maybe x11/nvidia-driver-amd64 and x11/nvidia-driver
> could be renamed to x11/nvidia-driver-i386.

This would be the easiest route, but I'm not sure this is the best thing
to do.  From user's perspective, one should be able to "cd
category/port" and "make install".  The rest (including taking care of
architecture-dependent things) should be handled by underlying
infrastructure.  Right now I believe our bpm is capable of the task, and
my pmake/bpm-fu is strong enough, we'll see.


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