[Pkg-dkms-maint] Bug#650331: dkms: MODULES_CONF reference is removed even if another kernel exists

Dirk Griesbach spamthis at freenet.de
Mon Nov 28 21:47:59 UTC 2011

Package: dkms
Severity: normal


I'm using a dkms-module which provides some MODULES_CONF[] entries in
dkms.conf. When I have installed two kernels, for which the module is
build, and remove one of them, the $module.conf reference gets removed,
too. But the man page for dkms says:

| initrd is then remade.  Subsequently, as your modules  are  then  later
| removed from the user's system, until the final module/version combina‐
| tion is removed from the final kernel version, those references in mod‐
| ules.conf  will  remain.   Once  the last module/version combination is
| removed, those references are then removed.

So the entries in $modules.conf should persist.


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

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages dkms depends on:
ii  build-essential    11.5     
ii  coreutils          8.13-3   
ii  dpkg-dev  
ii  gcc                4:4.6.2-1
ii  make               3.81-8.1 
ii  module-init-tools  3.16-1   
ii  patch              2.6.1-2  

Versions of packages dkms recommends:
ii  fakeroot                                       1.18.1-1 
ii  linux-headers-3.1.0-1-686-pae [linux-headers]  3.1.1-1  
ii  linux-image-3.1.0-1-686-pae [linux-image]      3.1.1-1  
ii  menu                                           2.1.46   
ii  sudo                                           1.8.3p1-2

dkms suggests no packages.

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