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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] modutils 2.3.20 and beyond
    On Sun, 26 Nov 2000 16:36:55 -0700, 
    "Jeff V. Merkey" <> wrote:
    >Please consider the attached patch for inclusion in all future versions
    >of the modutils depmod program for compatiblity with RedHat and
    >RedHat derived Linux distributions.

    I have a big problem with Redhat. They make incompatible changes to
    utilities, do not feed patches back to maintainers then expect the rest
    of the world to follow their lead. The -i and -m flags to modutils are
    not the only example, I recently found IA64 and Sparc patches they had
    added to modutils code and not bothered to tell me. Other distributors
    are much better about sending me patches, Debian and SuSe in particular
    do the right thing.

    Since "-F" in modutils is equivalent to "-m -i"
    and works on all distributions, not just Redhat, the "-m -i" patch is
    unnecessary. Consider this my protest against bad habits by
    distributors, they created the mess with their lack of communication
    and they have to fix it.

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