Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113809
depmod is not run for kernel-2.4.21-9.EL from Quaterly Update #1
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. update to kernel-(unsupported)-2.4.21-9.EL
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.
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
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.