[Build-common-hackers] Bug#377390: please run dh_installmodules
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, which you can just sail through thanks
> to debhelper. It certainly wouldn't hurt if CDBS were to help.)
>  <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. 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.
>  <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!
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