issues in 1.00
Tue Dec 9 12:05:00 2003
> 1) I downloaded and installed the dkms 1.00 rpm. It sets the
> permissions on
> /usr/share/doc/dkms-1.00/ to 644. It should be 755 so we can
> do an 'ls' on
> it. :) There may be other permission issues as well; I
> haven't fully vetted
> it yet.
Fixed. You'll see this in the next release.
> 2) I would argue that dkms should put its state files in
> /var/lib/dkms/, not
> in /var/dkms.
> Such directories should only be added if they have some system-wide
> implication, and in consultation with the FHS mailing list.
Though we did not consult the FHS mailing list, I believe DKMS fits the case
of "some system-wide implication". As DKMS is used for maintaining
modules/versions across your system and across kernels, I think this is
correct. Further, /var/lib would also not be optimal as it suggests that it
is used for system state information, while the /var/dkms tree is used
during dkms build to actually build your module.
Thanks for your feedback. Keep it coming...