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SubjectRe: 2.5 modprobe doesn't handle alias chains?
In message <> 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,
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