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Bug#642198: ITP: r8168 -- dkms source for the r8168 network driver

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Andreas Beckmann <debian@abeckmann.de>

* Package name    : r8168
  Version         : 8.025.00
  Upstream Author : Realtek NIC software team <nicfae@realtek.com>
* URL             : http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false#2
* License         : GPL2+
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : dkms source for the r8168 network driver

 r8168 is the Linux device driver released for RealTek RTL8168B/8111B,
 RTL8168C/8111C, RTL8168CP/8111CP, RTL8168D/8111D, and RTL8168DP/8111DP, and
 RTK8168E/8111E Gigabit Ethernet controllers with PCI-Express interface.
 This driver should only used for devices not yet supported by the in-kernel
 driver r8169.
 This package provides the dkms source code for the r8168 kernel modules.
 Kernel source or headers are required to compile these modules.

I just came along this in #debian last week, helping someone to get this
module built and installed (upstream build system does not work properly
on kernel 3.x) because the in-kernel module r8169 did not support his

I did this package just as a first experiment with dkms, the module
builds fine with squeeze and sid kernels. I don't have the hardware to
actually test it. So if someone who actually needs it wants to take over
maintainership, he is welcome.


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