Re: RFC: DKMS - Dynamic Kernel Module Support
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 01:18:04PM +0200, David Paleino wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:12:59 +0000, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> > Another issue: with rpm it is OK to have several packages of the same name
> > installed on the system. dpkg does not like this. Hence kernel modules
> > deb packages have the name $BASE-$KVERS (e.g: lirc-modules-2.6.26-1-686),
> > whereas rpm packages of kernel modules tend to encode $KVERS in the
> > Version field alone.
> The modules are meant to be handled by dkms, not dpkg. If you need a .deb, it
> might be a problem, then.
This is a major bug IMHO. It means that at least for i386 dkms-generated
debs cannot be put in repositories. Thus you require a build environment
on the target host.
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