dkms package in Ubuntu

dh-dkms: debhelper addon for the Dynamic Kernel Module System (DKMS)
dkms: Dynamic Kernel Module System (DKMS)

This package has 36 new bugs and 0 open questions.

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Ubuntu Developers
Medium Urgency
all amd64
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DKMS is designed to create a framework where kernel dependent module source can reside so that it is very easy to rebuild modules as you upgrade kernels. This will allow Linux vendors to provide driver drops without having to wait for new kernel releases while also taking out the guesswork for customers attempting to recompile modules for new kernels. For veteran Linux users it also provides some advantages since a separate framework for driver drops will remove kernel releases as a blocking mechanism for distributing code. Instead, driver development should speed up as this separate module source tree will allow quicker testing cycles meaning better tested code can later be pushed back into the kernel at a more rapid pace. Its also nice for developers and maintainers as DKMS only requires a source tarball in conjunction with a small configuration file in order to function correctly.

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There are no registered releases for the DKMS ⇒ trunk.

The Mantic Minotaur (active development)
3.0.11-1ubuntu7 release (main)
The Lunar Lobster (current stable release)
3.0.10-7ubuntu2 proposed (main)
3.0.10-7 release (main)
The Kinetic Kudu (current stable release)
3.0.6-2ubuntu2 updates (main)
3.0.6-2ubuntu1 release (main)
The Jammy Jellyfish (supported)
2.8.7-2ubuntu2.1 updates (main)
2.8.7-2ubuntu2 release (main)
The Focal Fossa (supported)
2.8.1-5ubuntu2 updates (main)
2.8.1-5ubuntu1 release (main)
The Bionic Beaver (supported)
2.3-3ubuntu9.7 updates (main)
2.3-3ubuntu9 release (main)
The Xenial Xerus (supported) updates (main) release (main)
The Trusty Tahr (supported) updates (main) security (main) release (main)