Problem with nvidia-driver and "X" after upgrade
utisoft at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 13:36:46 UTC 2011
On 27 Aug 2011 14:08, "Test Rat" <ttsestt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Chris Rees <utisoft at gmail.com> writes:
> >> >> Carmel <carmel_ny at hotmail.com> writes:
> >> >> > So, after rebuild World/Kernel and installing same and then
> >> >> > rebuilding the nvidia-driver, all is well again.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Now, in my not so humble opinion, there should be some sort of
> >> >> > warning in the driver dialog, or at least in the port description
> >> >> > that warns of this behavior. It could have save3d me several hours
> >> >> > of needless searching. Hours that I will never get back. :)
> > Really, the proper fix would be to make kldload give a more descriptive
> > error, but IIRC this is much easier said than done...
> There are a few ports that use SRC_BASE and are *not* kernel modules, e.g.
> > I don't think doing more clever stuff in the port is the solution; It's
> > specific to that port.
> What about bsd.port.mk bailing out early if kernel sources are for
> different version? It was in the patch you quoted but probably have not
Hah, you're quite right, I misread. Please accept my apologies for thinking
someone as smart as you could suggest such a bad idea ;)
While it's not inherently terrible, it still comes under the hand-holding
category that bad.port.mk is (fortunately?) lacking in. Bear on mind others
are free to disagree, if you send a PR in porter will definitely give their
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