Bug 12856 - bad arg -A to depmod
Summary: bad arg -A to depmod
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
: 12972 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 12238
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Reported: 2000-06-23 14:56 UTC by Frank Sweetser
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-07 11:48:39 UTC

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Description Frank Sweetser 2000-06-23 14:56:37 UTC
rc.sysinit calls depmod with -A instead of -a. -A is invalid, so it fails
out, thereby leaving modules unusable.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-06-23 15:00:54 UTC
That's not an invalid flag with the modutils that shipped with beta2 ;
what version do you have installed?

Comment 2 Bill Pemberton 2000-06-23 18:55:13 UTC
I get the same errors too (after a text based upgrade from RH6.2 to beta2).  

From /var/log/messages after the boot:

Jun 23 14:31:07 wfp5ptest12 depmod: depmod: invalid option -- A 
Jun 23 14:31:07 wfp5ptest12 depmod: depmod 2.3.10-pre1 
Jun 23 14:31:07 wfp5ptest12 depmod: depmod -a [-n -e -v -q -V] 

[and so on]

rpm -qf /sbin/depmod says "modutils-2.3.9-6".  I see the CD has 
modutils-2.3.11-6, so it looks like the update didn't update modutils.

Installing modutils-2.3.11-6 by hand fixes the error.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-06-23 19:21:53 UTC
Hm, OK, looks like an installer problem in that it didn't install the
new modutils. Reassigned to the installer.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-06 21:03:57 UTC
This should be fixed in beta3.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-06 21:04:16 UTC
*** Bug 12972 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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