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Old 11-04-2010, 05:08 PM
Peter Palfrader
 
Default Bug#602358: ITP: rtl8192ce-dkms -- Realtek RTL8192CE driver in DKMS format.

On Thu, 04 Nov 2010, Reinhard Tartler wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 03:59:41 (CET), Keng-Yu Lin wrote:
>
> > Package: wnpp
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Owner: "Keng-Yu Lin" <kengyu@lexical.tw>
> >
> > * Package name : rtl8192ce-dkms
> > Version : 2.6.0003.0628.2010+dfsg
> > Upstream Author : Realtek Semiconductor Corporation
> > * URL : http://www.realtek.com
> > * License : GPLv2
> > Programming Lang: C
> > Description : Realtek RTL8192CE driver in DKMS format.
> >
> > This package contains Realtek 802.11 Linux wireless driver
> > for use with Realtek RTL8192CE-based hardware.
>
> is the fact that the package uses dkms relevant for the end user? it
> seems as an implementation detail of the package to me, so I'd suggest
> to drop that suffix.

Well, we seem to have two methods of building modules.

One is the dkms thing, usually in -dkms packages like
openafs-modules-dkms. The other is building stuff with
module-assistant, usually in -source packages as in
openafs-modules-source.

The suffix makes it clear what kind of package this is.

DKMS implies, AIUI, that the installing host needs the entire build
environment which is a useful thing to know as a user.

my 2 cents,
weasel
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:26 PM
Peter Palfrader
 
Default Bug#602358: ITP: rtl8192ce-dkms -- Realtek RTL8192CE driver in DKMS format.

On Thu, 04 Nov 2010, James Vega wrote:

> >> > * Package name * *: rtl8192ce-dkms

> > Well, we seem to have two methods of building modules.
> >
> > One is the dkms thing, usually in -dkms packages like
> > openafs-modules-dkms. *The other is building stuff with
> > module-assistant, usually in -source packages as in
> > openafs-modules-source.
> >
> > The suffix makes it clear what kind of package this is.
>
> Sure, but that's a distinction for the names of the binary packages not
> that of the source package.

Agreed.
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