[arch-general] dkms (2.8.5-1 -> 2.8.6-1) now old directories left under /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 09:26:09 UTC 2021


  After upgrade of dkms (2.8.5-1 -> 2.8.6-1), it failed to erase the old
directory entries each time a new module was built. In my case with
virtualbox, I ended up with:

drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Sep  3 16:00 6.1.24_non_OSE
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Sep 10 10:42 6.1.26_non_OSE
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Sep 11 02:29 6.1.27_non_OSE

  The old entries would cause dkms status to fail with:

Error! Could not locate dkms.conf file.
File: /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/6.1.24_non_OSE/source/dkms.conf does not exist.

  I had to manually remove the 6.1.24_non_OSE and 6.1.26_non_OSE. What
happened and what should I check to fix this?

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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