dh_dkms - correctly handle DKMS usage by a kernel module package
dh_dkms [debhelper options] [-l] [-V[version]] [-- file]
dh_dkms is a debhelper program that is responsible for correctly
setting postinst, postrm and dependencies in kernel module packages
If a file named debian/package.dkms exists, then different actions are
performed, depending on its contents.
It can be a proper configuration file, and in this case it would be
installed in the proper directory as dkms.conf.
It can also point to another file (this should be used when the
configuration is provided by upstream), and in this case that file
will be installed as dkms.conf in the proper directory.
This file can only miss if a filename is provided when calling
Add code to also support DKMS versions < 18.104.22.168.
-V, -V version
If "PACKAGE_VERSION" in dkms.conf is set to "#MODULE_VERSION#", set
it to the given version or, if none is given, default to the
upstream version of the current package. Otherwise, leave the value
specified in dkms.conf.
Don’t look for debian/package.dkms or debian/dkms, but install file
Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called
between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple
instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.
IMPORTANT: binary packages using dh_dkms must have a name that ends in
This program is part of the Debian DKMS package.
David Paleino <email@example.com>