[Fedora-packaging] Kernel modules packaged for dkms

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Tue Oct 10 12:34:28 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-10 at 11:00 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Oct 2006, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > Thorsten Leemhuis wrote :
> >
> > [...]
> >> Well, dkms kernel-modules are not directly forbidden (at least it's not
> >> written down somewhere), but we choose to use kmod for kernel-module
> >> packages -- so they are not allowed AFAICS.
> >
> > Then I'd like the people who pushed the kmod scheme to be accepted to
> > try and get it to be 100% functional ASAP, as the whole build server
> > side, to get automated rebuilds for all newly released kernels is quite
> > far from being implemented (unless I'm mistaken).
> IIRC dkms was never *really* considered for the kernel module standard, 
> everybody was too busy arguing over uname-r in name, how to handle 
> debuginfo packages, what kind of macro magic to include, how many kernels 
> to build for in buildsys, how to teach the kmod scheme to buildsys etc.

I think dkms is a good solution for sysadmins managing a bunch of
systems - but for our use situation it causes issues b/c we want people
to be able to install and use kernel modules w/o having to build them
and/or have all the build tools installed.


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