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    SubjectRe: Name change for /etc/conf.modules
    In article <19991008015949.27427.qmail@mail.ocs.com.au> you write:

    >Obviously this has to be a gradual changeover to allow users,
    >distributions and other packages that refer to conf.modules to convert
    >to the standard name.

    Why? Renaming conf.modules to modules.conf ist trivial, so why make
    so much effort (and code) about it?

    I'd omit the following:

    >Starting with modutils-2.3.4, it will :-
    >
    >(a) Try to read from modules.conf first. This is inconsistent with 2.2
    > and earlier versions of 2.3 but it is consistent with modutils-2.1
    > which is the only version on most distributions.
    >
    >(b) If modules.conf does not exist, read conf.modules. Issue a warning
    > message recommending that it be renamed to modules.conf. modules
    > will load.
    >
    >(c) If both files exist and conf.modules is not a hard link or symlink
    > to modules.conf, issue a warning message that tells the user which
    > file was read and recommends the removal of conf.modules. modules
    > will load.
    >
    >(d) If neither file exists, use the builtin default list.

    and do just this right now:

    >Starting with modutils-2.5.0 (created when kernel 2.5 is released), it
    >will :-
    >
    >(a) Only read from modules.conf.
    >
    >(b) If modules.conf does not exist but conf.modules does exist then
    > issue an error message requiring that conf.modules be renamed to
    > modules.conf. Modules will not load.
    >
    >(c) If both files exist, issue an error message requiring the user to
    > put all the data in modules.conf and erase conf.modules. It does
    > not matter if conf.modules is a link, it must be removed. Modules
    > will not load.
    >
    >(d) If neither file exists, use the builtin default list.

    Regards,
    hjb
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