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Bug 1244 - sndconfig whacks /etc/conf.modules
sndconfig whacks /etc/conf.modules
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sndconfig (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-02-19 09:54 EST by rmoxley
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-02-19 10:34:29 EST
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Description rmoxley 1999-02-19 09:54:37 EST
If the user runs sndconfig and cancels before completely
configuring the soundcard, sndconfig renames (but does NOT
replace) /etc/conf.modules.

This occurs on my system with sndconfig-0.27-1.  I have
a Dell OptiPlex GX 1 with a Crystal CS4236 sound card.
when I run sndconfig, it identifies my sound card, but
if I cancel and exit before the configuration is complete,
my system is left without /etc/conf.modules (which is
a disaster on the next reboot).

SOLUTION: sndconfig should COPY /etc/conf.modules to
/etc/conf.modules.bak instead of RENAMING it.  Then,
if the user exits before sndconfig replaces
/etc/conf.modules, the original configuration is not lost.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-02-19 10:34:59 EST
this is actually a (slightly different) bug in sndconfig, fixed
in sndconfig-0.27-3.

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