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FS#73204 - [dkms] DEST_MODULE_LOCATION in dkms.conf is no longer respected starting v2.8.8

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Angelo Geulin (arvl) - Thursday, 30 December 2021, 20:25 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 11 February 2022, 19:30 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To S├ębastien Luttringer (seblu)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Starting v2.8.8, DEST_MODULE_LOCATION in dkms.conf is no longer used. Instead, dkms overrides it with its own hardcoded location (/updates/dkms). This is caused by a change made by upstream:

It causes an issue with dkms packages that use DEST_MODULE_LOCATION to take the place of moved files inside the kernel module tree.

DKMS moves overriden modules to its own directory, thus causing missing package files warning in pacman. In previous versions, we avoid these warnings by letting dkms packages files take the place of moved files through DEST_MODULE_LOCATION. This is broken in 2.8.8 onwards.
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