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SubjectRe: modutils for 2.5
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Bob Miller <rem@osdl.org> said:
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 02:37:11PM -0500, jlnance@unity.ncsu.edu wrote:

[...]

> > 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.

They are not used by older kernels, if the new tool finds out that the
kernel is old, it exec(3)s the old tool. In particular, if you build a new
initrd with mkinitrd(8), it will _only_ package the new tool, and
everything goes south on boot.
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