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SubjectRe: Announce: modutils 2.3.24 is available
On Wed, 03 Jan 2001, Keith Owens wrote:

> Matthias Andree <matthias.andree@stud.uni-dortmund.de> wrote:
> >There's a problem. depmod should not try to do anything besides giving
> >its version when --version is used, should it?
>
> Historical accident. I want to clean that up but it breaks existing
> behaviour; somewhere, somebody is bound to rely on depmod -V updating
> modules.dep at the same time. modutils 2.5 will clean up a lot of
> backwards compatibility crud, including this one. But you will not see
> modutils 2.5 until Linus rolls kernel 2.5 and we start the next
> development cycle.

Okay, backwards compatibility weighs a lot.

May I kindly ask you to give a note that -V does NOT terminate the
program, but also comprises regular operation in --help and the man
pages?

I can send in a patch if you want (that just changes the docs, but not
the functionality).

--
Matthias Andree
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