Provided by: debhelper_7.0.17ubuntu4_all bug


       dh_installmodules - register modules with modutils


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


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

       Files named debian/package.modprobe will be installed in
       etc/modprobe.d/package.conf in the package build directory, to be used
       by module-init-tools’s version of modprobe.

       Kernel modules are searched for in the package build directory and if
       found, 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.
       See dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation of how this works.

       Previous versions of dh_installmodules installed files named
       etc/modprobe.d/package, code is added to the preinst and postinst to
       handle the upgrade from the old location.

       Previous versions of dh_installmodules also supported files named
       debian/package.modules, which were installed into etc/modutils/package
       in the package build directory. This was for use by modutils, which is
       no longer in Debian. dh_installmodules will warn about such files now.


       -n, --noscripts
           Do not modify postinst/postrm scripts.

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


       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.



       This program is a part of debhelper.


       Joey Hess <>