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Re: The future of m-a and dkms

On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:52:22 +0100 Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:

> On Sun, 2011-02-13 at 23:21 +0100, Patrick Matthäi wrote:
> > since we have got a stable release with dkms now, I am asking myself, if
> > it is still necessary to support module-assistant.
> > dkms is IMHO the better system and maintaining two different systems for
> > kernel modules is a bit bloated.
> With dkms, can you also create packages of the modules?
> At least I found it always very useful, to create modules with m-a, or
> via make-kpkg, and provide them via local archives to all my Debian
> boxes. Can save quite some compilation time, and one doesn't need kernel
> header + build packages etc. on all nodes.

Yes, there is the "mkdeb" command-line option, but I suppose that
doesn't get as much testing as it should.

Best wishes,

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