[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#528758: nvidia: Please provide dkms support

Wolfgang Walter wolfgang.walter at stwm.de
Fri Nov 6 22:24:54 UTC 2009

Am Freitag, 6. November 2009 schrieb Peter Fritzsche:
> Wolfgang Walter wrote:
> > But the possibility to build a binary package for a specific kernel
> > should remain available so that you can compile and build the package on
> > one machine and then install it on another without having to install
> > dkms, gcc, ... on the target.
> >
> > You can't do that with dkms yet.
> >
> > dkms in its present form is in some sort a way back.
> It is different and not a way back. Both ways should be provided. One for
> module-assistant and one for dkms. This is how it was implemented in
> batman- adv-dkms, batmand-gateway-dkms and openafs-modules-dkms.

Yes, this is what I mean: dkms is not a replacement.

I wrote this because virtualbox-ose now only provides dkms: 
virtualbox-ose-source now uses dkms. I hope this does not happen with 
nvidia-source, too. 

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