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SubjectRe: Name change for /etc/conf.modules
In article <> 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.

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