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modules.dep too old?


So far I have encountered similar problems on every potato system I

The problem:

on startup I get the message the modules.dep is older then my
modules.conf file. sometimes (if not always) this happens right after
the module dependancies are rebuilt via the startup process (this
rebuilding happens on every startup - right?)

Today, I went to investigate:

snoopy# ls -l /lib/modules/2.2.14/modules.dep
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         2439 Feb 12  1996 /lib/modules/2.2.14/modules.dep

1996?????? My clock says: snoopy# date
Sun Feb 13 00:43:50 EST 2000

actually this is dead wrong (I have fixed that) but I don't
know where 1996 come from... All other files have the correct year,
2000. Similarly, this fixes the problem, too:

snoopy# depmod -a
snoopy# ls -l /lib/modules/2.2.14/modules.dep
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         2439 Feb 13 00:45 /lib/modules/2.2.14/modules.dep

I don't understand why the depmod -a command in the boot script should
produce such a bad date, anyone else noticed similar problems?
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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