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Re: dkms for fc7?

On 1/22/07, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info> wrote:

My 2 cent: Normal users should get modules pre-compiled as rpm package
(read: "we are not gentoo"). For enthusiasts something like dkms might
be a good idea. But I think most of us don't want to maintain two
codepaths for compiling kernel-modules, so we need to get both concepts
under one hood. E.g.: either use dkms in the buildsys, too, or find a
way to recompile the kmod srpm for new kernels automatically.

dkms can create packages with precompiled kernel modules and can be
used to build/update itself whenever a kernel update occurs. I did
this for RHEL-4 on our sattelite server. I knew that if I was late
however, the dkms could take care of itself on those systems. Which
was very useful for people who needed stuff off-line.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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