On Sun, 2010-01-24 at 10:37 +0100, Wolfgang Schnitker wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.32-5
> Severity: normal
> Hello, I am using virtualbox-ose on my machine, therefore I have to
> build the vbox module every time, a kernel update comes up.
> Because DKMS is early loaded at system startup and after update no
> Module is present, booting slowes down until module loading stops with
> an error.
> In my opinion kernel-image should trigger a rebuild od DKMS modules
> against newly installed kernel.

DKMS installs a script in /etc/kernel/postinst.d which will be called by
the kernel package installation script.  This will rebuild modules as
necessary.  However, packages using DKMS have to opt in to this
automatic rebuild (AUTOINSTALL=yes), and it seems that virtualbox-ose
does not.


Ben Hutchings
Any smoothly functioning technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

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