[CentOS-devel] dkms (was: iet)

Wed Sep 23 05:07:03 UTC 2009
Jerry Amundson <jamundso at gmail.com>

On 9/22/09, Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Jerry Amundson <jamundso at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 9/22/09, Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Well maybe a dkms port to 'extras' wouldn't be asking too much?
>> It's in EPEL, if we can leverage off that...
> It really is important to have the dkms kmod and dkms located in the
> same repo for dependancy reasons.

I would also expect it to be so. I only mentioned EPEL in the sense
that there is a spec and src that is known to work...

> Another problem with dkms kmods is the development requirements, which
> can be troublesome in some deployments. That reminds me to update the
> dkms module install dependencies to include the development
> environment.

I see the dkms option in iet spec, and will add that as another test element.

> It might be possible to have a dkms kmod though alongside a kabi
> tracking kmod, dkms will supercede the kabi module, and put it back
> when/if the dkms module is removed.

Seems like a reasonable thing to try.