Create a DKMS DEB for a kernel module
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If you have a traditional kernel module, such as the one for the ASIX AX88179 (source code) you may be rather reluctant to install it on your Ubuntu 12.04 machine because it requires re-compilation for every kernel upgrade. Well, that's what dkms is for, so let's turn that source release into a .deb that will be rebuilt each time we do a kernel upgrade...
Unpack the archive into a directory, and create a configuration file named dkms.conf something like this (right next to the make file):
PACKAGE_NAME=ax88179 PACKAGE_VERSION=1.4.0 CLEAN="make clean" MAKE="make" BUILT_MODULE_NAME="ax88179_178a" DEST_MODULE_LOCATION="/updates" AUTOINSTALL="yes"
and move the source directory to:
Now you're pretty much done, you just ask dkms to create your new .deb file (note, as su):
dkms add -m ax88179 -v 1.4.0 # first time only dkms build -m ax88179 -v dkms mkdeb -m ax88179 -v cp /var/lib/dkms/ax88179/%(release)s/deb/ax88179-dkms_1.4.0_all.deb ./
You can now deploy that .deb file to your machines and (at least in theory) it should be recompiled for each new kernel that gets installed.
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