Re: modutils and 2.4.0-test6-pre1

From: Thomas Molina (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 07:36:27 EST

On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Petr Vandrovec wrote:

> On 2 Aug 00 at 9:48, Keith Owens wrote:
> > You reported a problem with modutils for 2.4.0-test6-pre1, depmod was
> > scanning all of the new build symlink. Running my own tests I cannot
> > reproduce this, unless I have a path entry for /lib/modules/`uname -r`
> > in /etc/modules.conf. I am guessing that either you or Debian added
> > that path to modutils or modules.conf. Can you confirm this? The
> > output from "modprobe -c | grep path" will show all the paths.
> >
> > I need to know why your system is running the symlink before I can
> > decide how to fix this problem.
> I was thinking about this too - but I did not find anything unusual...
> path[boot]=/lib/modules/boot
> path[fs]=/lib/modules/2.4.0-test6-pre1-smp/fs
> path[net]=/lib/modules/2.4.0-test6-pre1-smp/net
> path[scsi]=/lib/modules/2.4.0-test6-pre1-smp/scsi
> ...
> path[ide]=/lib/modules/ide
> path[ieee1394]=/lib/modules/ieee1394
> path[video]=/lib/modules/2.4.0-test6-pre1-smp
> path[misc]=/lib/modules/extra

I have a (probably) dumb question here. Under the new scheme am I going
to run into difficulties? I do the following in rc.sysinit:

mver=`uname -r`
rm -rf /lib/modules/default
ln -sf /lib/modules/$mver /lib/modules/default
INITLOG_ARGS= action "Finding module dependencies" depmod -a

and in /etc/modules.conf I have stuff similar to the following:


and all such paths in the file are of the same form.

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