If driver updates use DKMS, DKMS should be pulled in

Bug #576792 reported by Mario Limonciello on 2010-05-07
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casper (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: casper

In order to be practical, driver update disks would commonly be built with DKMS. This would allow them to be applicable on the target system and any updated kernels (or PAE kernels) that were pulled in during installation.

The current driver update disk feature will not resolve the DKMS dependency prior to installing the driver update.

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

To be fair, the current driver installer doesn't really resolve anything at all ;)

It just calls dpkg on whatever is in the directory, so you could get it to install dkms by dumping a 01dkms.deb file in there.
I suspect we probably want to implement full repository support in the feature to get proper dependency resolution.

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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