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Subject[PATCH] 2.4.22 precedes 0.9.9 in module-init-tools of course
I think newbies still need a more emphatic hint, such as:

--- linux-2.6.0-test5/Documentation/Changes 2003-09-08 13:50:28.000000000 -0600
+++ linux/Documentation/Changes 2003-09-11 16:09:12.155352016 -0600
@@ -42,6 +42,9 @@
encountered a bug! If you're unsure what version you're currently
running, the suggested command should tell you.

+Except also upgrade your module-init-tools if your depmod -V gives
+you a "depmod version" rather than a "module-init-tools" version.
Again, keep in mind that this list assumes you are already
functionally running a Linux 2.4 kernel. Also, not all tools are
necessary on all systems; obviously, if you don't have any PCMCIA (PC
Sure, 2.6.0-test5 helps some with:

$ cp /etc/redhat-release /dev/null
$ time sudo make install modules_install
Warning: you may need to install module-init-tools

But I believe that hint is insufficient, because I know back when I was
mystified, that url was unreachable.

I admit Google did eventually direct me to the seemingly more available

Pat LaVarre

P.S. A fresh, but more complete, quote of what once mystified me is:

$ uname -r
$ /sbin/depmod -V
depmod version 2.4.22
depmod: Can't open /lib/modules/2.4.20-6smp/modules.dep for writing
$ sudo /sbin/depmod -V
depmod version 2.4.22

$ uname -r
$ sudo /sbin/modprobe sr_mod
modprobe: QM_MODULES: Function not implemented

modprobe: QM_MODULES: Function not implemented

modprobe: Can't locate module sr_mod

Since being demystified, I've adopted a procedure I discovered only by
combining in order from module-init-tools all of man depmod, May

cp /sbin/lsmod /dev/null
./configure --prefix=/
./depmod -V
sudo make moveold
sudo make install
sudo ./generate-modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf
sudo vi /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit +/USEMODULES=

I see I should also submit a patch elsewhere for the module-init-tools
README and FAQ. I believe the INSTALL is incorrect by design (by being

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