Debian DKMS Team

What is DKMS?

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.

Where can I get the package?

The package is available in the Debian repositories, just apt-get install dkms, and you’re done!

If you feel adventurous, just do a checkout of our git repository:

git clone git://

or, better, use debcheckout dkms. With git, you might want to use git-buildpackage.

Where can I get more info about your package?

There are a couple of links which might be useful to check the status of the package in Debian:

bugs graph

How can I contact the maintainers?

You can reach us on #debian-dkms on OFTC, or use our mailing list.

How can I report a bug?

Before reporting a bug, please check whether it’s already been filed, see the link above. If you found one, and have useful information for fixing it, please don’t hesitate to follow-up to the bugreport.

Otherwise, please properly use reportbug dkms. Use it even if you find problems with this website, and tag the subject with [website].