Short documentation: Dell OMSA 4.4 on Debian Sarge

Pauli Borodulin pauli.borodulin at
Fri Jul 8 02:40:09 CDT 2005

>>Tomas Pospisek's Mailing Lists wrote:
 >> [...]
>>>Would you be interested in formalizing the OMSA Drivers building process 
>>>so that one can automatically build a *.deb out of it? I've done a bit 
>>>of that just in case...

> Pauli Borodulin wrote:
>>Do you mean something similar to Dell's approach of compiling the kernel 
>>modules on boot up for the currently running kernel?

>>This should be quite easy. I just have to write an init.d script which 
>>does some minor checking (sources are available, kernel config exists, 
>>etc.) and then compiles the driver using the I have 
>>already written.

Buchan Milne wrote:
> And, this is almost exactly what dkms does ... maybe a dkms .deb package
> would be a better idea (instead of re-inventing it).

What do you mean by "dkms .deb package"? What would it contain? If you 
have some kind of idea of this, please share it with us. :-)

Pauli Borodulin <pauli.borodulin at>
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Computer Centre / Room B4179
University of Tampere, Finland

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