Re: The future of m-a and dkms
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Am So den 13. Feb 2011 um 23:21 schrieb Patrick Matthäi:
> 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.
Well, dkms might be a good system for workstations, but on servers where
you want to have reliable systems and security first you do not want
With m-a it was and is possible to create nice debian packages for
custom modules which can be installed on all systems getting all the
same modules. With dkms that is not possible. More over you need to have
a full gcc suite on all servers where you have custom modules. That is
> I think there should be a decission for wheezy, how we should continue
> with it.
Why do you want to throw away good software in favour of a bloody hack?
I think debian is a server distribution with security and reliability in
mind and not a bleeding edge workstation that need to compile all
modules itself and is not that important to fail in security and/or
Ps. On all systems of mine I was forced to blacklist dkms via
preferences to not break my systems with custom kernel.
Klaus Ethgen http://www.ethgen.ch/
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