kernel-module packaging (was Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: DKMS into Fedora Extras)

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Wed Feb 23 20:42:58 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 02:24 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> >The current apt implementation of the kernel-module handling prints out 
> >warnings if you have kernel modules installed which are not available for 
> >the new kernel you're about to install by doing some "fun" calculations 
> >with provides and versions. Alternatively it could hold back from 
> >installing the new kernel until all the modules are available for the new 
> >kernel as well.
> >
> >So, it's possible (at least in the current uname-in-package-name scheme) 
> >but fun it is not.
> My concern is not with it being fun but with it being:
> 1. confusing to users wanting to install the kernel-module
> 2. fragile

IMHO the minimum requirement is to get the above mentioned warnings.
Auto-pulling them in is a nice feature too, and has worked for me with
apt almost perfectly thus far.

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