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Re: [git pull] drm request 3

From:  Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-linux-foundation.org>
To:  Dave Airlie <airlied-AT-gmail.com>
Subject:  Re: [git pull] drm request 3
Date:  Thu, 4 Mar 2010 21:42:28 -0800 (PST)
Cc:  linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, dri-devel-AT-lists.sf.net
Archive-link:  Article, Thread



On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Mar 2010, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > 
> > if not then:
> >
http://people.fedoraproject.org/~airlied/xorg-x11-drv-nou...
> > 
> > That src rpm should be rebuildable on F12, I just removed the requires
> > on F13 stuff.
> 
> Well, that wants the new kernel, but I can force it with --nodeps..
> 
> I'll reboot and test.

Bingo. 

Could this be done as a real F12 binary package (maybe call it 
"force-nouveau-0.0.16" or something) for testers to use? I had most of the 
X devel tools set up anyway since I used to build intel drivers from git 
for one of my experimental machines. And I guess most kernel devs can 
generally easily do the rpm build, but I'd hate to lose any more plain 
testers than I absolutely have to.

And it would make it way easier for people to try out their kernel, notice 
that X doesn't work, and then let them know that something like a simple

	yum install force-nouveau-0.0.16

makes it work. Compared to having them install X builds, do a "rpm -Uvh 
--nodeps" etc etc.

Anyway, this at least makes me feel like I don't have to revert that 
commit just to be able to test current -git again. Thanks,

			Linus


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