Bug 507206 - Nvidia driver requires binutils which isn't installed by default
Nvidia driver requires binutils which isn't installed by default
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedora-release (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-21 12:45 EDT by Greg Breland
Modified: 2013-01-10 00:15 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-25 04:50:25 EDT
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Description Greg Breland 2009-06-21 12:45:06 EDT
A significant number or users install the proprietary Nvidia drivers immediatly after installing Fedora.  F11 no longer installs binutils by default which is required by the Nvidia installer.  Nvidia has a clear error when this happens telling the user to install Binutils and it was easy to do from Add/Remove Software.  However, as a better experience with a pretty common usage senerio installing binutils by default should be considered.

How reproducible:
1) Boot the F11 Live CD
2) Install to Hard Disk
3) Download Linux driver from nvidia.com
4) Run the Nvidia installer
Actual results:
Install throws an error after unpacking that you need to have binutils installed or "ld" in your path.

Expected results:
Install should complete without additional requirements
Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2009-06-25 04:50:25 EDT
Nvidia could produce an rpm which has proper deps listed, or they could get this crap upstream.

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