Re: Bug#602358: ITP: rtl8192ce-dkms -- Realtek RTL8192CE driver in DKMS format.
On Thu, 04 Nov 2010, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 03:59:41 (CET), Keng-Yu Lin wrote:
> > Package: wnpp
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Owner: "Keng-Yu Lin" <email@example.com>
> > * Package name : rtl8192ce-dkms
> > Version : 2.6.0003.0628.2010+dfsg
> > Upstream Author : Realtek Semiconductor Corporation
> > * URL : http://www.realtek.com
> > * License : GPLv2
> > Programming Lang: C
> > Description : Realtek RTL8192CE driver in DKMS format.
> > This package contains Realtek 802.11 Linux wireless driver
> > for use with Realtek RTL8192CE-based hardware.
> is the fact that the package uses dkms relevant for the end user? it
> seems as an implementation detail of the package to me, so I'd suggest
> to drop that suffix.
Well, we seem to have two methods of building modules.
One is the dkms thing, usually in -dkms packages like
openafs-modules-dkms. The other is building stuff with
module-assistant, usually in -source packages as in
The suffix makes it clear what kind of package this is.
DKMS implies, AIUI, that the installing host needs the entire build
environment which is a useful thing to know as a user.
my 2 cents,
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