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Re: The future of m-a and dkms

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 12:19:37PM +0100, Klaus Ethgen wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> dkms ever.

DKMS was developed by Dell originally to support servers (as they
did not sell any other systems running Linux until recently).

> 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
> not acceptable.

This is not true.  You can use 'dkms mkdeb' to build module packages


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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