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SubjectRe: [RFC] misleading error message
On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 11:29:20PM +0100, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Nov 2004, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>
> > >> This may be a BUG REPORT, as I see it, allthough more experienced Linux users
> > >> might think differently:
> > >>
> > >> I compiled built-in support for iptables in my new 2.6.9 kernel, but when my
> > >> legacy firewall does a "modprobe ip_tables" , I get the startling message:
> > >> "FATAL: module ip_tables not found" .
> > >
> > >In my oppinion the message is perfectly clear. You told modprobe to load a
> > >module, the file was not found so it is forced to give up - and that's
> > >exactely what it told you.
> >
> > So how would you go about finding out whether something is compiled-in?
> >
> Personally I'd just go check my kernels .config

Or adjust your (broken) firewall script to do something like:

[ -f /proc/net/ip_tables_names ] || modprobe ip_tables
Phil

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