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Re: RFC: DKMS - Dynamic Kernel Module Support

On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:12:59 +0000, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:

> Furthermore, m-a is part of the package management system, which is a
> good thing. If my repository contains -modules packages, they will bo
> automatically upgraded upon a new version of the module.
> Building packages should be the norm. Having many files under /lib that
> cannot be tracked by debsums is not something I like.
> [..]
> 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.

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