Bug 1244 - sndconfig whacks /etc/conf.modules
Summary: sndconfig whacks /etc/conf.modules
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sndconfig
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-02-19 14:54 UTC by rmoxley
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-02-19 15:34:29 UTC

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Description rmoxley 1999-02-19 14:54:37 UTC
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 15:34:59 UTC
this is actually a (slightly different) bug in sndconfig, fixed
in sndconfig-0.27-3.

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