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Re: re kernel-2.6.0-test: what to do with /etc/modprobe.conf??



On 31 Jul 2003, Féliciano Matias wrote:

> Le jeu 31/07/2003 à 12:57, Robert P. J. Day a écrit :
> >   based on my reading, the new kernel prefers to read from the
> > file /etc/modprobe.conf, rather than the older /etc/modules.conf.
> > 
> >   to help in the migration, there is the utility
> > "generate-modprobe.conf", but in this situation, it doesn't work --
> > it fails complaining of a missing "modprobe.old".
> > 
> >   i'm suspecting that generate-modprobe.conf was written with the
> > assumption that one would have upgraded separately to the newer
> > version of modutils, which was backwards compatible and, IIRC,
> > moved the older versions of the module commands to their
> > corresponding ".old" names.
> > 
> >   this is, i'm guessing, what generate-modprobe.conf is looking
> > for, but severn, since it comes with the newer version of 
> > modutils already, has no such ".old" backups.  hence the failure.
> > 
> >   thoughts?
> > 
> 
> Try to copy modprobe from RH9 to modprobe.old.

i suspect that would work fine, but it doesn't help someone
testing a severn box who doesn't have access to any RH 9
rpms.

is there a usable way to run this under the circumstances,
or should i bugzilla this?

rday




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