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Bug#2043: genksyms

>> 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.

Okay, but the kernel makefile calls /sbin/genksyms explicitly, which is why I
think *something* ought to be there.

Actually I see now it is a kernel version issue: 1.2.13 calls
/usr/bin/genksyms, while 1.3.47 calls /sbin/genksyms. What to do?

Robert Leslie

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