[Build-common-hackers] Adding kernel modules packaging support to CDBS

Frédéric Brière fbriere at fbriere.net
Fri May 1 19:47:31 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:44:58PM -0400, Frédéric Brière wrote:
> My goal was to try and make modules packaging as easy as the rest of
> CDBS, instead of the hodge-podge we currently have to deal with.  I'd
> very much like for maintainers to let me know whether I have succeeded
> or not, and what I could do to improve things.

I have now created a cdbs-kernel-module package, which should
(hopefully) make it much easier to try it out.  This also includes some
examples, which should be more palatable than my hideously long original

I'd be indebted to any kernel module package maintainer who could afford
to take a look at it and let me know what they think.  (The idea is to
work out all the kinks before they are set in stone.)  Any question or
comment is more than welcome.

To make it more tantalizing, here's what a simple module debian/rules
might look like:


I think you'll agree that this looks much cleaner than your typical
module debian/rules.

If you're interested, the source and binary packages are available for
download and apt-get:


The source itself is browsable and clonable:


Thanks for your time, and let me know if I can be of any help.

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