Why is the the CUDA Demo Suite not available in the PPA?

Asked by Peter Goodall on 2018-12-03


I would like to be able to access the "CUDA Demo Suite" https://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/archive/9.1/demo-suite/index.html#abstract from the graphics-drivers ppa. It is a useful aid to checking and exploring configurations.

For example I am wanting to enable CUDA in lxd 3.x on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using documentation targeting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

CUDA Demo Suite will give me some confidence things are working.

Thanks for all your good work!

--Peter G

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

If your question is related to a PPA (Personal Package Archive), then please contact the person or team responsible for that PPA.

I assume that in your case it is https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers

This area (https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-410/) is only for questions about the package version in the official repositories (which - as far as I can see - also does not provide the CUDA Demo suite).

The PPA is maintained by the PPA people and is for their use. The first P in PPA stands for "personal". Wat each PPA maintainer has on their own PPA is their own business. The fact that they are publicly accessible is an extra bonus and helps the community but PPAs come with massive caveats about their content and feature list.

If you would like to make a sugestion to a PPA maintainer regarding their packages then feel free to contact them but, again, the packages in each PPA are for their own "personal" use.

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