Bug 3487 - rc.sysinit script bug
Summary: rc.sysinit script bug
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-15 20:55 UTC by pkinz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-17 21:30:42 UTC

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Description pkinz 1999-06-15 20:55:39 UTC
I was looking at why Linux says "can't find module st"
on the way up.
Turns out that the st.o (scsi tape) module is missing from
/lib/modules/2.2.5-15/scsi area so I copied it there.

Also, the /lib/modules/default link is not there because
of the bug in rc.sysinit so if you look for the
lines starting with:
and    mver=

It's trying to set up the 'default' link. But those 2 lines
need back-quotes ( ` ) after the equal sign and at the
end of the line to turn the resulting line into a string.
When I added that, I got the 'default' link and the error
on bringup didn't happen.

Funny think is that it still ran the scsi tape OK tho.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-15 21:05:59 UTC
Actually, st is probably compiled into the kernel. ;)

The initscripts /lib/modules determination logic has
been fixed in the latest version of the initscripts, available
in Raw Hide.

Comment 2 pkinz 1999-06-16 17:20:59 UTC
What's "Raw Hide"? How do I get to it?

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-16 19:30:59 UTC
Raw Hide is the Red Hat rolling release program. It's a weekly
snapshot of our development tree. You can get stuff from it at
ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/ ; the files you'd be looking for would
be in the i386/RedHat/RPMS directory.

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