Re: [PATCH] Bug in Documentation/modules.txt

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Sun Aug 27 2000 - 19:29:41 EST

On Sun, 27 Aug 2000 18:33:27 +0200 (CEST),
Martin MaD Douda <> wrote:
>Nobody ever reads documentation. We have this mistake in for the whole
>2.2.x branch and probably for the whole 2.0 branch. It exists in
>2.4.0-test7-pre3 too...
>--- linux/Documentation/modules.txt.orig Sat Nov 6 19:38:40 1999
>+++ linux/Documentation/modules.txt Sun Aug 27 18:25:29 2000
>@@ -124,7 +124,7 @@
> To use modprobe successfully, you generally place the following
> command in your /etc/rc.d/rc.S script. (Read more about this in the
>-"rc.hints" file in the module utilities package, "modules-x.y.z.tar.gz".)
>+"rc.hints" file in the module utilities package, "modutils-x.y.z.tar.gz".)
> /sbin/depmod -a

It is especially confusing because modutils does not contain an
rc.hints file. Even versions as old as 2.1.121 do not contain rc.hint.
BTW, which distribution uses /etc/rc.d/rc.S?

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