modutils-2.3.11-8 request change
Hello Wichert and debian developers,
I am a relatively new debian user (but long time linux user) and apoligize for
breaking protocol... I have rtfm'ed a lot of debian documentation but still
have a lot more. I have a suggestion to change the package modutils-2.3.11-8
(from potato). After (very breifly) scanning my online documentation I could
not find the "procedure" to do this, so I am mailing my suggestion to
debian-devel and the maintainter.
A couple days ago, someone on the debian users list was performing a hack on
their system so it would not print module errors when they booted with their
monolithic kernel (something that should be an acceptable configuration for a
After looking at the module loading script "/etc/init.d/modutils" I thought it
might be a good idea if it had a check at the beginning to see if the kernel
supported modules or not by looking for the file /proc/modules. I have not
tested how this would react on a system with modules, but no proc support...
but if a kernel does not have proc support several other things are broken and
don't work anyways.
I made the changes on my system, tested them out and did a "diff -Naur"
between the two version (below).
what next? (and thanks for your patience)
[root@ywing /root]# diff -Naur modutils modutils.new
--- modutils Sun Sep 10 23:24:56 2000
+++ modutils.new Mon Sep 11 00:09:09 2000
@@ -2,6 +2,11 @@
# /etc/init.d/modutils: loads the appropriate modules in `boot'.
+if ! [ -f /proc/modules ]; then
+ echo "Kernel does not have module support... not loading modules."
+ exit 0
echo -n "Calculating module dependencies... "
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