Bug 439517 - update of module-init-tools overwrites old modprobe.conf
Summary: update of module-init-tools overwrites old modprobe.conf
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: module-init-tools
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jon Masters
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-28 21:00 UTC by Devin
Modified: 2009-01-09 06:16 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:16:38 UTC
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Description Devin 2008-03-28 21:00:46 UTC
Description of problem:

After updating my system yesterday and rebooting, I found that my modprobe.conf
file had been overwritten, without even leaving me with a "modprobe.conf.rpmold"
file containing my module data.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Actual results:

After updating 'module-init-tools', I'm left with a blank modprobe.conf.

Expected results:

The update package should have installed its blank modprobe.conf at
modprobe.conf.rpmnew.  At the least, it should have backed up my modprobe.conf
to modprobe.conf.rpmold.

Additional info:

I had module data for configuring my sound card without skipping in my
modprobe.conf file.  That data is gone now.  I will consider moving to Ubuntu,
as I'm sick of things like this happening during updates.

Comment 1 Jon Masters 2008-04-26 01:39:08 UTC
Was this update pulled in by a yum update or did you manually install?

Comment 2 Devin 2008-04-26 04:11:08 UTC
The update was pulled in by a yum update.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:18:05 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:16:38 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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