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Re: 2.4.17 kernel & pcmcia problem

tallison1@twmi.rr.com (Tom Allison) wrote:

> I have built a kernel and modules images and have tried to install 
> them both.  I have to do a dpkp -i --force-overwrite in order to get 
> them to install.  The error is related to a duplicate of pcmcia_core 
> modules.

It's not a duplicate of the modules.  Instead, there are two sets of
drivers, the drivers supplied by the 2.4 kernel and the drivers provided
by the pcmcia-cs source.  The kernel-image package now, incorrectly,
includes some symlinks from the /lib/modules/<k>/pcmcia directory to the
kernel modules located elsewhere in the /lib/modules/<k> directory tree.
Since these symlinks are located in the location where the standalone
drivers have always resided, a conflict occurs and "--force-overwrite"
is necessary.

See Bug#128662 for more information.

- Brian

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