module-assistant - tool to make module package creation easier

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename module-assistant_0.11.10_all.deb
Package name module-assistant
Package version 0.11.10
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/misc
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 88.19 KB
Installed size 391.00 KB
The module-assistant tool (also known as m-a) helps users and maintainers
with managing external Linux kernel modules packaged for Debian. It can
* automated preparation of build environment for module compilation
(e.g. automatic detection and installation of required kernel
* automated module source downloads;
* configuration and tracking of external and locally built modules
* semi-automated multiple builds for multiple kernel versions;
It also contains some infrastructure to be used by the build-scripts in the
accompanying modules-source packages in Debian.


Package Version Architecture Repository
module-assistant_0.11.10_all.deb 0.11.10 all Ubuntu Universe
module-assistant - - -


Name Value
bzip2 -
libtext-wrapi18n-perl -
perl:any -
xz-utils -


Type URL
Binary Package module-assistant_0.11.10_all.deb
Source Package module-assistant

Install Howto

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




2018-04-23 - Andreas Beckmann <>
module-assistant (0.11.10) unstable; urgency=medium
* Switch Vcs-* URLs to
* Switch to debhelper compat level 11.
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.4 (no changes needed).
* Create the template tarball reproducibly, thanks to Reiner Herrmann.
(Closes: #828778)
* Convert debian/copyright to DEP5 format.
* Use dpkg makefile snippets instead of manual changelog parsing.
2016-09-03 - Eduard Bloch <>
module-assistant (0.11.9) unstable; urgency=low
* When debian/rules is called without frontend, try to get information from
include/generated/utsrelease.h as well
* In, rename the internal override variable $BUILDDIR to avoid
confusion by environments like pbuilder shell
* Also considering tar.lzma extension in tarball lookup
* Don't attempt to install linux headers if they have been configured by the
user via command line option (closes: #437466)
* Mark module packages as auto-installed (by David Kalnischkies,
closes: #829595)
2015-09-23 - Andreas Beckmann <>
module-assistant (0.11.8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Switch to debhelper compat level 9 and simplify d/rules.
* Create examples tarball reproducibly.
* Update compliant.list:
+ martian-modem-source
- nvidia-legacy-173xx-kernel-source
- nvidia-legacy-96xx-kernel-source
- nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx-source
- nvidia-kernel-legacy-71xx-source
- nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-source
+ nvidia-legacy-340xx-kernel-source
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes needed).
* Update Vcs-* URLs.
* Use dh_bash-completion to install completions in /usr/share.
* Cleanup the old conffile /etc/bash_completion.d/m-a.
2014-04-23 - Andreas Beckmann <>
module-assistant (0.11.7) unstable; urgency=low
* d/rules: pristine-tar-commit: Apply s/~/_/ when converting version to tag.
* Fix most hyphen-used-as-minus-sign in the manpage.
* Remove support for compilers that have been removed after squeeze.
* Add Build-Depends: docbook.  (Closes: #744819)
* Update compliant.list:
- acerhk-source
- alsa-source  (Closes: #699858)
+ bbswitch-source
- bcm5700-source
- cdfs-src
- comedi-source
- ipset-source
- linux-wlan-ng-source
- lirc-modules-source
- loop-aes-source
- lustre-source
- qc-usb-source
- sysprof-module-source
- virtualbox-ose-source
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes needed).
* Do not call tput in non-gui sessions, thanks to Francois Marier.
(Closes: #459977) (LP: #284181)
2013-07-06 - Andreas Beckmann <>
module-assistant (0.11.6) unstable; urgency=low
* If --userdir is given, additionally look for tarballs in
* Add "-kernel" to the list of tarball pre-suffixes.
* Update compliant.list:
+ nvidia-legacy-173xx-kernel-source
+ nvidia-legacy-304xx-kernel-source
+ nvidia-legacy-96xx-kernel-source
+ nvidia-kernel-source
* Add Depends: xz-utils.
* Add support for .tar.xz source tarballs.  (Closes: #710034)
Users of this feature should add Breaks: module-assistant (<< 0.11.6~).

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