[WireGuard] The Distro Package Maintainers Thread

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sat Jul 2 17:55:10 CEST 2016

On Sat 2016-07-02 08:39:44 -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> On Fri 2016-07-01 17:28:28 -0400, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
>> Are these instructions correct?
>  [...]
>> Debian [experimental]:
>>      apt-get install wireguard-dkms wireguard-tools
> I'd just use:
>       apt install wireguard-dkms wireguard-tools

on second thought, it's possible that people running with

   APT::Install-Recommends "0";

Or who are running a kernel which doesn't match the locally-installed
headers won't end up with the kernel module installed, because they
might not have the headers available for their running kernel.  On a
normal system where the admin hasn't done anything unusual, the headers
would be automatically installed because of the chain of

  wireguard-dkms Depends: dkms
  dkms Recommends: linux-headers-686-pae | linux-headers-amd64 | linux-headers-generic | linux-headers

If you want to be certain that they end up with a functional
wireguard.ko for their current kernel, it should be:

  apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r) wireguard-dkms wireguard-tools

I've updated /usr/share/doc/wireguard-tools/README.Debian to suggest
pulling in the headers as well.

hope this is useful,

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