I got curious, what does the "distribution packaging scripts" do? Is it to supply ready-to-ditribute packages for for Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, etc?
I know you answered yourself already But for the sake of clarity: the installer has an option that builds native packages for your distribution. This is by far the best installation method (it is easier to uninstall, upgrade, avoid conflicts with other software, etc)
I did --buildpkg Ubuntu/maverick and then installed with dpkg but when I run the Catalyst Control Center the Catalyst version is still listed as 10.8 in the Information section. Anyone else seeing this or have I done something wrong?