Bug 63320 - RFE: have /sbin/installkernel check for modules
RFE: have /sbin/installkernel check for modules
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-04-12 11:47 EDT by Chris Adams
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:52 EDT (History)
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Description Chris Adams 2002-04-12 11:47:40 EDT
It would be nice for /sbin/installkernel check to see that the corresponding
modules have been installed before doing anything, since new-kernel-pkg is
called with --mkinitrd and --depmod (which won't work if the modules aren't

Something like:

if [ ! -e /lib/modules/$KERNEL_VERSION ]; then
        echo "Run 'make modules_install' before 'make install'" 1>&2
        exit 1

near the top before any action is taken would do it.

I do this in the wrong order sometimes, and a simple check would help.
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2002-05-21 18:58:50 EDT
what if you build a completely monolithic kernel?

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