dkms - Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Updates Main amd64
Package name dkms
Package version
Package release 1ubuntu3.6
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 342 B
Download size 71.55 KB
Official Mirror
DKMS is a framework designed to allow individual kernel modules to be upgraded
without changing the whole kernel. It is also very easy to rebuild modules as
you upgrade kernels.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dkms_2.2.0.3-1ubuntu3.6_all.deb all Ubuntu Updates Main
dkms_2.2.0.3-1ubuntu3_all.deb all Ubuntu Main
dkms_2.2.0.3-1ubuntu3_all.deb all Ubuntu Main
dkms - - -


Name Value
build-essential -
coreutils >= 7.4
dpkg-dev -
gcc -
make -
module-init-tools -
patch -


Type URL
Binary Package dkms_2.2.0.3-1ubuntu3.6_all.deb
Source Package dkms

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install dkms deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install dkms




2015-09-30 - Marc Deslauriers <>
dkms ( precise-security; urgency=medium
* update to the recent apport.utils api changes
(lp: #1499842)
2015-09-23 - Andy Whitcroft <>
dkms ( precise-proposed; urgency=low
* d/s/autopkgtest: only collect logs if there are any.  (LP: #1498896)
2015-08-27 - Martin Pitt <>
dkms ( precise-proposed; urgency=medium
* Backport dkms-autopkgtest helper script, so that we can run DKMS tests for
new kernel uploads triggered by britney via autodep8. (LP: #1489045)
2013-12-21 - Antonius Riha <>
dkms ( precise-proposed; urgency=low
* Backport from trunk: Add patch that fixes have_one_kernel for non-
zero return code. (LP: #1261116)
2013-01-10 - Timo Aaltonen <>
dkms ( precise-proposed; urgency=low
* Don't Recommend any linux-headers packages, our installers
all install headers matching your kernel anyway, and this
dependency causes more problems than it solves (LP: #960770)
2012-04-21 - Scott Kitterman <>
dkms ( precise-proposed; urgency=low
* Add linux-headers-generic-pae to recommended headers packages so that i386
installs get the right headers (LP: #986475)
2012-04-03 - Mario Limonciello <>
dkms ( precise; urgency=low
[ Alberto Milone ]
* Backport from trunk: Add support to force module installation by 
adding files to /usr/share/dkms/modules_to_force_install
2012-02-24 - Felix Geyer <>
dkms ( precise; urgency=low
* Only report bugs about supported kernel versions. This fixes a regression
introduced in (LP: #940285)
- Add apport_supported_kernel_packages.diff:
Check the result of is_distro_package() and fix the check if the kernel
header package is installed at all.
2011-12-07 - Mario Limonciello <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
* [e24a52f] Imported Upstream version
* [09da5c7] bump standards version
* [713ebfd] add missing debhelper token to preinst
* [8970435] add versioned build depends for debhelper
* [db4238c] switch to dh7
* [13a34c7] update lintian override for DKMS apport rule
2011-07-22 - Mario Limonciello <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Mario Limonciello ]
* [c5846b6] Imported Upstream version
- Doesn't leave files in /tmp (Closes: #633802)
- Autoinstall works on multiple kernels (Closes: #634979) (LP: #812979)
- PRE_BUILD command working directory fix. (LP: #812088)
* [83b5f6e] Drop kfreebsd.patch.  Merged upstream
[ Giuseppe Iuculano ]
* [a80ecc5] Updated VCS control field

See Also

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dovecot-sieve_2.0.19-0ubuntu2.2_amd64.deb sieve filters support for Dovecot
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