Bug 113809 - depmod is not run for kernel-2.4.21-9.EL from Quaterly Update #1
Summary: depmod is not run for kernel-2.4.21-9.EL from Quaterly Update #1
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ernie Petrides
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Reported: 2004-01-18 17:33 UTC by Bernd Bartmann
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-12 01:08:20 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2004:188 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 2 2004-05-11 04:00:00 UTC

Description Bernd Bartmann 2004-01-18 17:33:41 UTC
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Description of problem:
After installing kernel-2.4.21-9.EL.i686.rpm and
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-9.EL.i686.rpm from RHES3 Quarterly Update #1
I  rebooted my system and noticed that the HiSax ISDN driver could not
be found during system startup. Manually running depmod -a and
rebooting fixed the problem.

So it seems to me that when rc.sysinit runs depmod it ignores the
modules from the unsupported subdir.

The postinstall script from kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-9.EL runs depmod
-ae but without specifying the kernel version. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. update to kernel-(unsupported)-2.4.21-9.EL

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Comment 2 David Juran 2004-02-26 09:24:51 UTC
The problem is that the kernel-unsupported package runs depmod for the
worng kernel, i.e. the one that is running while the package is
installed. And depmod in  /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit won't do any good since
it uses the -A flag and the timestanps for the modules will be as they
were in the rpm, i.e. quite old.
To remedy  this problem, the %post script of the kernel-unsupported
(and kernel-smp-usupported) packages should be modified to do depmod
for the version being installed.

Comment 3 Ernie Petrides 2004-03-09 00:46:01 UTC
Thank you for such a clear bug report and analysis.  A fix for this
problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U2 patch pool, and it
will first be available (internally at Red Hat) in kernel version

Comment 4 John Flanagan 2004-05-12 01:08:21 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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