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SubjectRe: modutils for 2.5
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On Mon, 2003-03-17 at 13:40, Bob Miller wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 02:37:11PM -0500, jlnance@unity.ncsu.edu wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 11:01:36AM -0800, Bob Miller wrote:
> > > Yes there is. Look in:
> > >
> > > ftp.kernel.org://pub/linux/kernel/people/rusty/modules
> >
> > Any idea if installing this break a redhat-8 kernel upgrade? I
> > updated modutils some time ago and it does not seem very happy
> > with 2.4 kernels now. I was using RPMs because I want to keep
> > the package manager informed about which packages are installed.
> > Perhaps there was a problem with the way the RPMs were made rather
> > than the tools.
> >
>
> Please read the README that comes with the package, it explains this
> and other issues in more detail. In a nut shell you will need to save
> away the currently installed tools so they can be used by "older" kernels.
>
> The makefile that comes with the package has targets that do the "right
> thing". Please read the README.

Have seen a problem with the Redhat kernel upgrade after installing new
modutils. Basically, the problem is that the kernel updater will
install a new kernel, and build a new init ram disk (initrd), but the
2.5 version of modprobe/insmod will get put in the ram disk instead of
the 2.4 version (modprobe.old). This is fixable, but a nuisance.


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