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Re: Missing insmod-a.out

On Tue, Dec 29, 1998 at 09:13:15AM -0800, Tor Slettnes wrote:
> >>>>> "David" == David Welton <davidw@master.debian.org> writes:
>     David> Being in the midst of a nasty cold, I forgot all about
>     David> Jim's warnings regarding the new init, and hosed my system.
>     David> Luckily, I was able to get things goign again, by looking
>     David> at the list archives, but, I did have to copy my 'insmod'
>     David> over from the corel partition to serve as in
>     David> 'insmod-a.out'.
> 'insmod' is part of 'modutils'.  It should not get replaced by
> installing sysvinit; however the script /etc/init.d/rcS would.
> If you previously had installed 'modutils-2.1.121' (i.e. getting an
> ELF-based '/sbin/insmod), you had probably also inserted a line
> in rcS similar to:
> 	/sbin/insmod.aout -f /lib/modules/misc/fpem.o
> This line would be taken away after reinstalling sysvinit, and would
> have to be reinserted.  Chances are that after you now got 'insmod'
> from the Corel distribution again, you may have both /sbin/insmod.aout 
> and /sbin/insmod-a.out on your system. :-)

Actually, for whatever reason, I had nothing but regular old ELF

Anyway, it works now, but I was just curious where this might have
gotten to.

David Welton                          http://www.efn.org/~davidw 

        Debian GNU/Linux - www.debian.org

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