dkms source package in Bionic

dkms: Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework

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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.

Download files from current release (2.3-3ubuntu9.2)

File Size SHA-256 Checksum
dkms_2.3.orig.tar.gz 100.7 KiB e25c4d399a6abf99550c04b4ede71c0781bd6b5ed5ab32ac4ec95f6181bd31c8
dkms_2.3-3ubuntu9.2.debian.tar.xz 24.0 KiB 19b321ab7fe521dc4347b8a8a91596c9b4cbbc5b3081c1d0ac04a3c67aa07b37
dkms_2.3-3ubuntu9.2.dsc 2.1 KiB 3b04668f7e4fb773be62b7be9c411ca997147daa3d471adb67ccd4ced8b1a067

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