[CentOS-devel] dkms or akmod?

Farkas Levente lfarkas at bppiac.hu
Wed Apr 30 11:40:38 UTC 2008

we've to build a few kernel modules for rhel/centos which is not 
included in the distro (or not working yet, like RTL8101E: 
currently there are three ways for this:
- the obsoleted fedora way
- dkms
- akmod. livna development start to use akmod for all new modules, but 
there is not any kind of docs about it (or at least i can't find it).
i'd like to hear a few pros and cons about each of these and why should 
we use the "good" one?:-)
what's centos teams plan for the future? and why livna switch from the 
obsoleted fedora way to akmod instead of dkms?
thank you for your help in advance.

   Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"

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