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Re: I need to know how to create and use Driver Update Disks

On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 13:51 -0700, Allyn, MarkX A wrote:
> Hello:
> I will be needing to create driver update disks for some device drivers
> that we have in development.
> I also need to know how to use them.
> Can anyone please provide me with a pointer on where I can get
> instructions
> on creating and using driver update disks?
> Or are they simply a collection of .deb files for device drivers?

can you be more specific? are you developing closed source kernel
modules, or are these drivers open source? If you can open then (and I
*heavily* recommend you do, otherwise you will spend many tens of
thousands of dollars playing catchup with every kernel in every
distribution), then you should inquire on the linux-kernel mailing list
who the best person is to deal with your patches.

If you are producing closed-source kernel modules, and have chosen which
distros you wish to support  - I presume you wish to support Debian
Sarge - then you need to produce packages with that kernel module,
compiled against the kernel(s) used by that distribution.

For sarge, i suggest you investigate module-assistant and other packages
that use module-assistant (can someone else help with a good example?)

Rob Taylor

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