[arch-dev-public] External Kernel Modules - DKMS
a.radke at arcor.de
Tue Jul 31 16:07:50 EDT 2007
it seems to be an agreement for having only one official kernel very
soon. what for would we need dkms?
1) automated module compiling on major kernel updates
- see how often the most important modules are broken and need
patching or new versions. dkms won't help there.
2) build kernel modules for custom kernels
- why should we support that in core? dkms would be just another
possible broken pkg.
i suggest to keep it simple how we do it now with only one kernel and
prebuild modules. dkms could be a playground in the community repo or
maybe even in extra if you like to support it.
but first of all we should make important decisions: will we keep the
repos or do we want to switch to core + something else? any discussion
about the content of our still not defined repos won't make much sense
for me now.
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