[mythtv-users] frontend crashes after upgrade to nvidia 334.21

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 11:33:33 UTC 2014


Hoi Gary,

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:05:02 AM, you wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:23 AM, Hika van den Hoven <hikavdh at gmail.com> wrote:
> .....
>> Thanks, but then I'm surprised gentoo marked the update stable. I'll
>> probably post there too.

> I believe on most of the "free" Linux distro ecosystem, "stable" means
> it compiled (and in the case of nVidia binary blob drivers, all one
> can say is that nVidia claims it works for them)(*).  Only enterprise
> Linux distros do serious regression testing with various test suites
> and extensive unit testing of the results of any upstream fixes/patches
> (but since they do not redistribute nVidia binary blobs, such
> regression testing is moot for this case).  Collecting and maintaining
> a (usually private) collection of test cases is hard work, and far too
> many upstreams are not interested in doing their own test harnesses.

> The nVidia devzone reference itself has a reference to the existing
> gentoo bug report.  Since "me too"s provide no useful information,
> you might just want to add yourself as an interested party on the
> CC list in the gentoo bugzilla.

> Gary

> (*) For some reason I am reminded of the quote "Test it in combat."
> from the STTOS episode "Elaan of Troyius"
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Thanks. In gentoo normally new version stay some time in testfase.
Mythtv 0.27 for instance still is in there and 0.26 only reached
stable somewhere in the end of last year. I look at that bug report on
gentoo. 

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  Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com

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