[PATCH] wireguard-tools: Add dependency on kmod-wireguard

Hannu Nyman hannu.nyman at iki.fi
Thu Feb 18 14:11:45 EST 2021

Ilya Lipnitskiy kirjoitti 18.2.2021 klo 19.48:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 9:21 AM Adrian Schmutzler
> <mail at adrianschmutzler.de> wrote:
>> I don't really get the point of this justification. Either wireguard-tools depends on kmod-wireguard, or it doesn't. In the first case, and only then, it should be "fixed" (with a proper justification describing that).
> Are wireguard-tools useful without the underlying kernel module? It
> didn't seem like it to me, although maybe Jason should chime in here,
> as maintainer and developer of Wireguard.

As historical reference, please see the discussion in LuCI PR #855 in 2016, 
when that aspect was discussed:


> The idea is to enable in-tree wireguard kernel modules on Linux 5.10
> with a plan to phase out the out-of-tree module when 5.4 is taken out.
> Reducing cross-repository dependencies makes it easier to accomplish.

It can be cumbersome to make a user-space package depend on alternative 
kernel package variants depending on the kernel version, as  we have some 
package targets where the user-space package build SDK kernel version might 
differ from the target SDK kernel. There were major difficulties with SQM & 
cake a year ago.

See https://github.com/openwrt/packages/issues/12072

There the solution was an additional virtual kernel package, which could then 
handle the kernel mainline / oot dependency difference inside the target.


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