Unable to build nvidia-installer 340.96 under Slackware64-current as of 2016-03-08

When will the source for nvidia-installer, nvidia-modprobe, etc version 340.96 be available? I need those to be able to build a Slackware package of the nVidia driver 340.96.


Might be a stupid question, but what kind of source are you looking for? Those scripts are inside a .run package that you can extract with -x option i.e.

$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/340.46/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.46.run
$ sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.46.run --check
check sums and md5 sums are ok
$ sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.46.run -x --tmpdir /var/tmp
$ cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.46
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.46 $ ls
32                            libnvidia-ml.so.340.46                                nvidia-installer
glext.h                       libnvidia-opencl.so.340.46                            nvidia-installer.1.gz
gl.h                          libnvidia-tls.so.340.46                               nvidia-modprobe
glxext.h                      libnvidia-wfb.so.340.46                               nvidia-modprobe.1.gz
glx.h                         libOpenCL.so.1.0.0                                    nvidia-persistenced
html                          libvdpau_nvidia.so.340.46                             nvidia-persistenced.1.gz
kernel                        libvdpau.so.340.46                                    nvidia-persistenced-init.tar.bz2
libcuda.so.340.46             libvdpau_trace.so.340.46                              nvidia-settings
libEGL.so.340.46              LICENSE                                               nvidia-settings.1.gz
libGLESv1_CM.so.340.46        makeself-help-script.sh                               nvidia-settings.desktop
libGLESv2.so.340.46           makeself.sh                                           nvidia-settings.png
libGL.la                      mkprecompiled                                         nvidia-smi
libGL.so.340.46               monitoring.conf                                       nvidia-smi.1.gz
libglx.so.340.46              nvidia-application-profiles-340.46-key-documentation  nvidia-xconfig
libnvcuvid.so.340.46          nvidia-application-profiles-340.46-rc                 nvidia-xconfig.1.gz
libnvidia-cfg.so.340.46       nvidia-bug-report.sh                                  pci.ids
libnvidia-compiler.so.340.46  NVIDIA_Changelog                                      pkg-history.txt
libnvidia-eglcore.so.340.46   nvidia-cuda-mps-control                               README.txt
libnvidia-encode.so.340.46    nvidia-cuda-mps-control.1.gz                          tls
libnvidia-fbc.so.340.46       nvidia-cuda-mps-server

Granted I don’t use source based distribution so I might be a wrong person to give advice. But what I looked for download.nvidia.com/XFree86, there are only .run packages so I gave my advice anyway(note us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86 is a different server).

I have the .run file but I need to build nvidia-installer etc. from source. The last version available on download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nvidia-installer is 340.32.

Thanks for pointing this out. It should be up now.

FWIW, I also push updates to github: https://github.com/NVIDIA/nvidia-settings/tree/340
(and in this particular case, https://github.com/NVIDIA/nvidia-settings/releases/tag/340.46 )

Thanks for the update Aaron. Now I’m running 340.46 so this thread can be marked as solved.

nvidia-installer, etc 340.96 is not listed on download.nvidia.com/XFree86.
When will these be available?

Never mind. They’re up now.