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Re: Handling /etc/modprobe.d and module load order

On Thu, 2012-09-13 at 19:19 +0000, Amit wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using debhelper 9.20120115 and would like some advice on bundling
> /etc/modprobe.d/package.modprobe and /etc/modules.
>  1. I am currently using dh_installmodules to install package.modprobe.
>     However, I noticed that the automated debhelper commands in
>     postins/postrm don't run update-initramfs. Is updating initramfs not
>     necessary?

That depends on what are you trying to do.

>  2. I also need to specify module load order so I am bundling
>     /etc/modules. However, there doesn't seem to be a debhelper script
>     to handle /etc/modules.

Don't ever touch /etc/modules, that's for the user/administrator.  You
can load modules from an init script if there is really no better way.

> I searched the list archives and found conflicting arguments regarding
> the use of update-initramfs after updating /etc/modules or
> /etc/modprobe.d/.

/etc/modules is used by the init scripts, not the initramfs.
/etc/modprobe.d *does* get copied to the initramfs and I think you're
right that update-initramfs should generally be called after it's
updated.  Perhaps initramfs-tools should have a file trigger for it,


Ben Hutchings
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