[Build-common-hackers] Bug#377390: please run dh_installmodules

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Mar 15 11:31:48 UTC 2009

Excerpts from Frédéric Brière's message of søn mar 15 04:44:26 +0100 2009:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 09:02:45PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > I might be interested in doing a kernel-module.mk snippet for cdbs, 
> > and suspect more could be automated than just the inclusion of that 
> > dh call.
> I think there's a slight misunderstanding here.  Yes, 
> dh_installmodules can be used by a *-modules package to install 
> modules.  But it can also be used by regular packages to install stuff 
> in /etc/modprobe.d, and *that* is the intent of this bug report.
> (Unfortunately, most packages don't appear to use dh_installmodules, 
> and manually copy stuff instead.  Maybe this will change with the 
> coming modprobe transition[1], which you can just sail through thanks 
> to debhelper.  It certainly wouldn't hurt if CDBS were to help.)
>  [1] <http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/03/msg00138.html>

Ah, ok.  Thanks for clarifying.

> As for support for *-modules packages, I did cook up something like 
> that a long time ago[2].  However, the lukewarm treatment of this bug 
> report did not inspire me great confidence, so I did not bother seeing 
> this to the end.
> If you're interested, I'd be glad to pull it back from the moth balls, 
> bring it up to date, and properly document the damn thing.
>  [2] <http://git.fbriere.net/cdbs-kernel-module.git/>

That looks nice to me!

Was it this bugreport #377390 that turned you off, or some other one?

I have no concrete use for such CDBS *-modules-* helper at the moment 
(and I don't even remember what I was poking with back then), but please 
do move forward with this!

 - Jonas
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