How to package kernel module

Dave Jones davej at
Thu Sep 1 21:23:40 UTC 2005

On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 04:21:40PM -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
 > On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 17:17 -0400, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
 > > This is a very tough nut.   I really don't have any policy or even any
 > > wacky un-implementable tool implementations that are going to pretend
 > > to address this. As long as upstream kernel is driving forward
 > > agressively without an established API for external module writers
 > > there really isn't much to be done here. Extras modules are simply
 > > going to break with kernel updates on occasion and downstream
 > > packagers are going to have to bust their hump fixing the addon
 > > modules.
 > As I've stated before, the only way to solve this issue is to build
 > kernel-module-* for all existing kernel packages, and to have some way
 > for kernel-module-* to get rebuilt when new kernel errata are released.

That assumes that it'll build ok on the new kernel.
Sure you can automate it to work most of the time, but there will be times
where manual intervention is necessary.


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