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SubjectRe: 2.5 modprobe doesn't handle alias chains?
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In message <200303032335.h23NZetq012628@harpo.it.uu.se> you write:
> Rusty,
>
> In converting my 2.5 build to make the serial driver a module,
> I discovered that alias chains in modprobe.conf apparently
> don't work. This is with module-init-tools-0.9.9.
>
> I had 'alias char-major-4 serial' and 'alias char-major-5 serial'
> in modprobe.conf, since that's what's built into 2.4 modutils, and
> then I added 'alias serial 8250'. This did not work: opening /dev/ttyS0
> resulted in modprobe complaining 'FATAL: Module serial not found'.
>
> Is this a bug or a design limitation?

Well, it's a documented feature, see modprobe.conf(5). You can use
install commands instead if you really want recursion, or do as you
did and simply resolve the alias by hand.

Hope that helps,
Rusty.
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