Bug 180391

Summary: "Failed to open included config file /etc/modprobe.conf.dist: No such file or directory"
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jordan Russell <jr-redhatbugs2>
Component: module-init-toolsAssignee: Harald Hoyer <harald>
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Description Jordan Russell 2006-02-07 19:41:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
It appears that in the latest errata release of module-init-tools (3.2-0.pre9.0.FC4.1), modprobe.conf.dist has moved from /etc to /etc/modprobe.d. However, modprobe.conf still references /etc/modprobe.conf.dist:

include /etc/modprobe.conf.dist

This results in the following message every time modprobe is run:

WARNING: Failed to open included config file /etc/modprobe.conf.dist: No such file or directory

I see this on every machine on which the errata package has been installed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
module-init-tools-3.2-0.pre9.0.FC4.1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to module-init-tools-3.2-0.pre9.0.FC4.1 on an existing FC4 system.
2. Run "modprobe xxx"

Actual Results:  WARNING: Failed to open included config file /etc/modprobe.conf.dist: No such file or directory

Expected Results:  The package upgrade process should have updated the path in modprobe.conf (?).

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jordan Russell 2006-02-07 20:46:50 UTC
Hmm, it looks like the "include" line may have actually been left over from a 
previous version of FC.


* Mon Feb 23 2004 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com> 2.4.26-6
...
- always include /etc/modprobe.conf.dist (don't require the line in 
modprobe.conf)


So it seems I should just remove it. Closing.