kmod package

Dimitri John Ledkov xnox at
Thu Feb 4 05:08:24 UTC 2016

On 4 February 2016 at 03:26, Stan Wong <stanwong89 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just realize kmod package are not compile with --xz and --zlib option.
> Reason is new kernel > 3.18 now support module compression and kmod need to
> know how to detect it in order to generate working module deps file.

kmod is used on installed system, with split /usr, and inside d-i.

there is zlib udeb, thus enabling zlib compression is mostly harmless.

there is no xz-udeb that i can see however.

Thus to enable both: xz-utils need a udeb first, then one can enable
compression in kmod.



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