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Bug 824552 - Missing modprobe.conf(5) man page
Missing modprobe.conf(5) man page
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kmod (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: kmod development team
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Reported: 2012-05-23 13:57 EDT by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-08 20:06:17 EDT
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Description Bill Nottingham 2012-05-23 13:57:19 EDT
Description of problem:

This used to exist in modutils/module-init-tools. It doens't exist in kmod, and it probably should.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. run 'man modprobe.conf'
Actual results:

No manual entry for modprobe.conf

Expected results:

a man page

Additional info:
Comment 1 Josh Boyer 2012-05-23 14:21:49 EDT
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> This used to exist in modutils/module-init-tools. It doens't exist in kmod,
> and it probably should.

Hm...  maybe.  

kmod doesn't actually parse /etc/modprobe.conf at all.  You can put whatever you want in there and it's utterly ignored.  It _does_ look at anything ending in .conf in /etc/modprobe.d though, and it provides modprobe.d(5) already, which provides the same documentation as the old modprobe.conf(5) man page did.  (In m-i-t, the modprobe.d.sgml source file is just a symlink to modprobe.conf.sgml.)

So, given that it already ships the information required, is that sufficient?  Otherwise, I'm going to wind up making a symlink in the spec file that just points modprobe.conf -> modprobe.d
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2012-05-23 14:25:51 EDT
A spec file symlink so that 'man modprobe.conf' returns the new man page is fine with me.
Comment 3 Josh Boyer 2012-05-23 15:44:12 EDT
Fixed in git.  Will be in an F17 update shortly and rawhide tomorrow.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-05-24 11:05:41 EDT
kmod-7-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-05-24 11:34:54 EDT
Package kmod-7-2.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kmod-7-2.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-06-08 20:06:17 EDT
kmod-7-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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