Re: Discussion: New feature for source packages
On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 02:41:40PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> "Hans-J. Ullrich" <email@example.com> writes:
> > Am Dienstag 15 September 2009 schrieb Peter Samuelson:
> >> [Hans-J. Ullrich]
> >>> DKMS seems only be made for kernel modules. It is greart anyway, and
> >>> a good help. But what with non-kernel- modules?
> >> Can you give an example?
> > No, sorry, I cannot. I looked at the documentation and felt it a little
> > bit too complicated for normal users. It is not the thing, I imagined.
> > Although, it might work for other people.
> The point of DKMS as I understand it is that it's not really for the
> end-user, although they can of course use it. Providers of modules can
> ship DKMS-aware packages, and then the right thing happens on both kernel
> updates and on module source updates.
> I've been shipping an openafs-modules-dkms package since DKMS entered the
> archive and love it. It's far more convenient than module-assistant, and
> I hope all of the other out-of-source kernel module maintainers adopt it
> as well.
How far more convenient is it ? As in it does the same thing as m-a
install, but automatically ?