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Re: Discussion: New feature for source packages

Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> Dear developers,
> I would like to suggest a new idea, which might improve the system. 
> Problem: Whenever I upgrade to a new kernelversion, or there are new versions 
> of kernel-modules or other packages, which are only available in source-code, 
> it is necessary to build the new versions manually. This is rather annoying 
> and it might be a problem for not experienced users.

> Maybe there are other solutions, which might work better. My background 
> thoughts are to make debian as easy as possible. On the othr hand, an 
> automatically building of kernel-modules (like Nvidia-kernel-source, 
> virtualbox, madwifi-ng and other system important things) will let the system 
> run even on automatically upgrades (i.e. by using cron-apt, or anacron on 
> notebooks).

DKMS does exactly that.

Have a look at http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/09/msg00229.html


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