DH_INSTALLMODULES(1)              Debhelper             DH_INSTALLMODULES(1)

NAME         top

       dh_installmodules - register kernel modules

SYNOPSIS         top

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       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).

FILES         top

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

OPTIONS         top

       -n, --no-scripts
           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

NOTES         top

       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.

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <>

COLOPHON         top

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11.5                             2018-10-28             DH_INSTALLMODULES(1)