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Thread: apt - Why does package libnvidia-gl-440:i386 points towards the 450 version?

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    apt - Why does package libnvidia-gl-440:i386 points towards the 450 version?

    I have noticed something strange in the official ubuntu repo.

    Here's the install candidates for `libnvidia-gl-440:i386`


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    $ apt-cache policy libnvidia-gl-440:i386
    libnvidia-gl-440:i386:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: 450.119.03-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
      Version table:
         450.119.03-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 500
            500 http://ee.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/restricted i386 Packages
            500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/restricted i386 Packages

    And if I have a look at the ubuntu repo website : https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/libnvidia-gl-440

    It points to the version 450.119.03-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 :
    Package: libnvidia-gl-440 (450.119.03-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) [security] [restricted]
    Is it normal ? How can you explain this ?

    Does it mean it will always try to switch the the 450 version ?

    Thanks !
    Last edited by maxander42; July 16th, 2021 at 12:00 PM.

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    Re: apt - Why does package libnvidia-gl-440:i386 points towards the 450 version?

    Does it mean it will always try to switch the the 450 version ?
    Yes. It's a transitional package, which means it will point to the newer version. There shouldn't be a need to use an older nvidia driver unless you need a legacy one.

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