[PyCUDA] Debian packaging of PyCUDA
hank at music.mcgill.ca
Thu May 20 13:13:22 PDT 2010
CUDA needs driver 195; until last week or so, Debian was at 190. The
update to 195 just arrived in Unstable but the nvidia-kernel-source
package fails to compile on my machine - I haven`t had a chance to see why.
Tomasz Rybak wrote:
> Dnia 2010-05-20, czw o godzinie 11:06 +0100, Alan pisze:
>> This is nice and given the similarities of Debian and Ubuntu, any
>> chance of this deb pack to work with Ubuntu?
> As I checked Ubuntu (at least Lucid Lynx) does not have libcuda;
> this library is packaged in Debian and maintainers take care
> that it is in version compatible with drivers present
> in the distribution.
> I am also not sure what version of nVidia drivers is present
> in Ubuntu - looking at names of packages the latest is 185, which
> might be to old to be able to run CUDA programs.
> As pycuda depends on nVidia drivers, libcuda and CUDA toolkit,
> I am not sure whether package depending on programs and libraries
> not existing in distribution will be accepted. Of course that would
> not present someone from creating private repository.
> Problem with that is that I do not have experience with Ubuntu
> policies and do not have easy access to the machine with Ubuntu
> and nVidia hardware. The only computer with Ubuntu I have is eeePC 701,
> having Intel GPU. The earliest I might be able to sit in front
> of such a machine with Ubuntu+nVidia will be in the end of the next
> For now I intend to focus on making sure that Debian packages
> are as good as I can, and then will look at Ubuntu side of packaging
> pycuda. In the long run I would like for pycuda be both in Debian
> and Ubuntu (from what I can see many of students installing Linux
> on laptops install Ubuntu, so it would mean that they could install
> pycuda with ease) but I do need to focus on packaging for Debian.
> pycuda is the first package I am creating and I do not believe
> that it would be wise to try to do dual-system package with
> my (limited) level of knowledge.
> So in summary - you need patience for now.
> Best regards.
>> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 06:54, Andreas Kloeckner
>> <lists at informa.tiker.net> wrote:
>> Hi Tomasz,
>> On Wed, 19 May 2010 23:55:08 +0200, Tomasz Rybak
>> <bogomips at post.pl> wrote:
>> > After advices from list and some reading I have put new
>> > of PyCUDA (and pytools) pacages:
>> > http://www.bogomips.w.tkb.pl/cuda.html#Debian
>> > http://www.bogomips.w.tkb.pl/cuda/
>> Nice! Thanks for the work you've put into this.
>> I've added a link to your page to the Wiki:
>> What would it take to get this into Debian proper? Anything I
>> can do to
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