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Bug 11555 - pre-install in /etc/conf.modules doesn't work
pre-install in /etc/conf.modules doesn't work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: modutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-05-21 14:26 EDT by Hanno Foest
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-06 18:40:27 EDT
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Description Hanno Foest 2000-05-21 14:26:09 EDT
After upgrading from RH 6.1 to RH 6.2, the pre-install directive from
the /etc/conf.modules stopped working. I've been using it to install
the tuner module together with the bttv module:

alias char-major-81 bttv
options bttv radio=0,1 vidmem=0xff0
pre-install bttv modprobe -k tuner

Manually doing a modprobe tuner rectifies the problem until the next time
my TV application (xawtv) is being started.

There are several similar reports about using modprobe with this and other
modules at www.deja.com.
Comment 1 Olivier Baudron 2000-06-22 19:41:46 EDT
I also noticed that "pre-install" is broken in modutils 2.3.[9-11]. It seems
that this option is ignored. Instead, you can use "below bttv tuner" (see: man
modules.conf), which is enough in your case, and works (well, at least on my
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-06 18:40:13 EDT
Does this persist with the 2.4.x modutils packages?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-06 18:41:40 EDT
This does appear to work with the current 2.4.x modutils packages.
Resolving as fixed in the current release.

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