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Re: RFC: DKMS - Dynamic Kernel Module Support

On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 18:02:41 +0000, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 07:50:35PM +0200, David Paleino wrote:
> > I believe there could be a margin of improvement here for apt-get:
> > 
> > 1) apt-get install linux-image-2.6-blabla
> > 2) ...installation goes...
> > 3) the postinst hook sets an "APT flag" (something like: "please rerun
> > because you still have things to do") with some "action" (i.e. "mark
> > package FOO for installation)
> > 4) apt-get checks if there are any flags set, and if so, acts consequently.
> Do you actually have a working build system? Must you have a build
> system on every host?

I can't understand what your question means here. M-a also installs a build
system, when you choose "Prepare"... why would that be different for dkms?
Just install build-essential (and what else is needed) alongside with
the proper linux-headers-* package.

> What is the name of the generated deb package? Can two packages of
> different kernel architectures liv in the same system? 2.6.26-1-486 and
> 2.6.26-1-686 .

DKMS *does* *not* generate .deb packages (although it can): the modules are
handled by itself, and not via dpkg (thus, the generated modules are not .debs,
but stay in /lib/modules/.../)


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