Bug 458456 - modprobe does not recognize cmd line options -D and -S
Summary: modprobe does not recognize cmd line options -D and -S
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
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-08-08 15:30 UTC by Milos Malik
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:52:00 UTC
Type: ---

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Full output of Options Comparator (2.30 KB, text/plain)
2008-08-08 15:30 UTC, Milos Malik
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Description Milos Malik 2008-08-08 15:30:09 UTC
Created attachment 313814 [details]
Full output of Options Comparator

Description of problem:
During testing of Options Comparator (our QE tool, http://hurt.test.redhat.com/wiki/Baseos_Projects/Options_Comparator ) I accidentally found out that modprobe does not recognize command line options "-D" and "-S" but does recognize their long equivalents "--show-depends" and "--set-version". I'd like to ask if it is intentional?

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
$ /sbin/modprobe --show-depends ipv6
insmod /lib/modules/
$ echo $?
$ /sbin/modprobe -D ipv6
/sbin/modprobe: invalid option -- D
Usage: /sbin/modprobe [-v] [-V] [-C config-file] [-n] [-i] [-q] [-b] [-o <modname>] [ --dump-modversions ] <modname> [parameters...]
/sbin/modprobe -r [-n] [-i] [-v] <modulename> ...
/sbin/modprobe -l -t <dirname> [ -a <modulename> ...]
$ echo $?
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Expected results:

Additional info:

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