Bug 12856

Summary: bad arg -A to depmod
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Frank Sweetser <fs>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
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Description Frank Sweetser 2000-06-23 14:56:37 UTC
rc.sysinit calls depmod with -A instead of -a. -A is invalid, so it fails
out, thereby leaving modules unusable.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-06-23 15:00:54 UTC
That's not an invalid flag with the modutils that shipped with beta2 ;
what version do you have installed?

Comment 2 Bill Pemberton 2000-06-23 18:55:13 UTC
I get the same errors too (after a text based upgrade from RH6.2 to beta2).  

From /var/log/messages after the boot:

Jun 23 14:31:07 wfp5ptest12 depmod: depmod: invalid option -- A 
Jun 23 14:31:07 wfp5ptest12 depmod: depmod 2.3.10-pre1 
Jun 23 14:31:07 wfp5ptest12 depmod: depmod -a [-n -e -v -q -V] 

[and so on]

rpm -qf /sbin/depmod says "modutils-2.3.9-6".  I see the CD has 
modutils-2.3.11-6, so it looks like the update didn't update modutils.

Installing modutils-2.3.11-6 by hand fixes the error.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-06-23 19:21:53 UTC
Hm, OK, looks like an installer problem in that it didn't install the
new modutils. Reassigned to the installer.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-06 21:03:57 UTC
This should be fixed in beta3.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-06 21:04:16 UTC
*** Bug 12972 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***