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Bug#2043: genksyms

Robert Leslie writes:
>Package: modules
>Version: 1.2.8-1
>I'm experimenting with the newer 1.3 kernels, so I'm not sure this is
>really a bug (yet), although it could be.
>The `genksyms' executable is installed in /usr/bin, despite its
>manual page belonging to section 8. The 1.3.47 kernel module support
>at least expects to find it in /sbin. I made a symlink to pacify my
>system, but perhaps it should really be moved there?

No, genksysm should be in /usr/bin (and the man page should probably
not be in section 8).  It is not the case that only the system
administrator is likely to want to use it - ordinary users might well
want to compile up a kernel and modules, for example.

This has been reported as various bugs before...

Richard Kettlewell  richard@uk.geeks.org  http://www.elmail.co.uk/staff/richard/

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