Thursday, 3 October 2013

Re: building dkms source packages using mkdsc

It's been on the backburner for me for a while.  Send patches to and i'm happy to look at them.

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 2:04 AM, Martin Pitt <> wrote:
Hey Chris,

Chris J Arges [2013-09-04 16:00 -0500]:
> I examined the package that dkms mkdsc generates and I noticed a few things:
> 1) debian/rules doesn't use newer DH stuff like "%: dh $@ --with dkms"
> 2) debian/control's Standards-Version / debhelper versions are fairly old.
> Is there a reason for this, or is this a 'patches are welcome' sort of
> thing?

It's just "nobody has touched dkms for a while". Not sure how active
upstream still is (Mario?), but I'd rather have these intrusive
changes upstream than carrying huge patches in Ubuntu only (package in
Debian also isn't very active).


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