[Pkg-dkms-maint] Interested in joining the dkms team?

Gianfranco Costamagna locutusofborg at debian.org
Fri Apr 29 07:02:04 UTC 2016

Hi, sorry for the little OT.

I have really little knowledge in dkms, even if I try to maintain virtualbox-*-dkms packages

Unfortunately Ubuntu started requiring signed kernel modules for xenial (I think), and this is
preventing many packages from correctly working (including virtualbox)

do you plan to implement something in dkms side for module signature?

(note: I didn't dig too much in this issue)


Gianfranco, virtualbox maintainer.

Il Venerdì 29 Aprile 2016 8:22, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere at hungry.com> ha scritto:
[Petter Reinholdtsen]
> Also, note that dkms in unstable now have autopkgtest support, so please
> enable autopkgtests in all the packages using dkms in Debian. :)

I am happy to report that this worked just fine for 
<URL: https://ci.debian.net/packages/s/spl-linux/ >.

Please join the dkms project on
<URL: https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-dkms > and the mailing lists
via <URL: https://alioth.debian.org/mail/?group_id=100225 > if you want
to help out, and we continue on the mailing list.

There are heaps of bugs in BTS, lots of patches from Ubuntu and several
missing features in the dkms package (like an autopkgtest and a build
time testsuite) which would be nice to have to make maintenance
easier.  Enough for everyone to chip in. :)

Lets meet on #debian-dkms to coordinate. :)

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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