Linux - What is the significance of the 'pkg#' suffix on the .run file?

Answer ID 134
Published 11/08/2004 02:24 PM
Updated 02/25/2008 10:48 AM

Linux - What is the significance of the 'pkg#' suffix on the .run file?


The "pkg#" suffix is used to distinguish between .run files containing

the same driver, but different sets of precompiled kernel interfaces.

If a distribution releases a new kernel after an NVIDIA driver is

released, the current NVIDIA driver can be repackaged to include

a precompiled kernel interface for that newer kernel (in addition

to all the precompiled kernel interfaces that were included in the

previous package of the driver).
 

.run files with the same version number, but different pkg numbers,

only differ in what precompiled kernel interfaces are included.

Additionally, .run files with higher pkg numbers will contain

everything the .run files with lower .pkg numbers contain.

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