[Pkg-dkms-maint] Bug#571683: dkms: should dkms clean up after itself?

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 07:04:26 UTC 2010

package: dkms
severity: normal

when removing a kernel which has previously had dkms modules built
for it, the user will see the following message:

  rmdir: failed to remove `/lib/modules/2.6.32-2-amd64': Directory not empty
  dpkg: warning: while removing linux-image-2.6.32-2-amd64, directory '/lib/modules/2.6.32-2-amd64' not empty so not removed.

this is because dkms doesn't have any cleanup code to remove the
modules and files it creates.  would it be make sense to add some
dkms cleanup code to the kernel's postrm?  if i find the time, i
will look into this (if it sounds reasonable).


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