[Pkg-dkms-maint] Bug#568580: dh_dkms should not fail if it has nothing to do

Frédéric Brière fbriere at fbriere.net
Fri Feb 5 23:24:52 UTC 2010

Package: dkms
Severity: normal

First of all, thanks for closing #553665.

dh_dkms currently throws an error if it encounters any package for which
it has nothing to do, forcing the use of -ppackage if there is any
non-DKMS package in debian/control.  I believe it should behave like
every other debhelper command, and simply do nothing quietly in such a

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages dkms depends on:
ii  build-essential              11.4        Informational list of build-essent
ii  dpkg-dev               Debian package development tools
ii  gcc                          4:4.4.2-3   The GNU C compiler
ii  make                         3.81-7      An utility for Directing compilati
ii  module-init-tools            3.12~pre1-1 tools for managing Linux kernel mo

Versions of packages dkms recommends:
ii  fakeroot           1.14.4-1              Gives a fake root environment
ii  linux-headers-2.6- 2.6.32+23             Header files for Linux 2.6-686
ii  linux-headers-2.6. Header files related to Linux kern
ii  linux-headers-2.6. 2.6.31-2              Header files for Linux 2.6.31-1-68
ii  linux-headers-2.6. 2.6.32-5              Header files for Linux 2.6.32-trun
ii  linux-image-2.6.26 Linux kernel binary image for vers
ii  linux-image-2.6.29 Linux kernel binary image for vers
ii  lsb-release        3.2-23                Linux Standard Base version report
ii  menu               2.1.43                generates programs menu for all me
ii  patch              2.6-2                 Apply a diff file to an original
ii  sudo               1.7.2p1-1             Provide limited super user privile

dkms suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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