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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
    ./README, Feb ./FAQ, Nov ./INSTALL:

    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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