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register modules with modutils


dh_installmodules [debhelper options] [-n] [--name=name]

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dh_installmodules is a debhelper program that is responsible for registering kernel modules.

Kernel modules are searched for in the package build directory and if found, preinst, postinst and postrm commands are automatically generated to run depmod and register the modules when the package is installed. These commands are inserted into the maintainer scripts by dh_installdeb(1).


-n, --noscripts

Do not modify preinst/postinst/postrm scripts.


When this parameter is used, dh_installmodules looks for and installs files named debian/ instead of the usual debian/package.modprobe



Installed to etc/modprobe.d/package.conf in the package build directory.


These files were installed for use by modutils, but are now not used and dh_installmodules will warn if these files are present.


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.

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This program is a part of debhelper.


Joey Hess <joeyh[:at:]debian[:dot:]org>

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