Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

#1771 closed defect (fixed)

Issue when reinstalling Module-Init-Tools

Reported by: manuel@… Owned by: lfs-book@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.2
Component: Book Version: SVN
Severity: minor Keywords:


When reinstalling Module-Init-Tools the next warnings appears when running "make install":

Refusing to install sbin/insmod, move old utils first. Refusing to install sbin/modprobe, move old utils first. Refusing to install sbin/rmmod, move old utils first. Refusing to install sbin/depmod, move old utils first.

That meant that "rm -vf /sbin/{insmod,modprobe,rmmod,depmod}" should be performed before "make install" if reinstalling Module-Init-Tools.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by manuel@…, 17 years ago

Module-Init-Tools includes a

make moveold

target to solve the reinstallation issue. That command will create the following files:

/sbin/depmod.old /sbin/insmod.old /sbin/modinfo.old /sbin/modprobe.old /sbin/rmmod.old /usr/share/man/man8/depmod.old.8 /usr/share/man/man8/insmod.old.8 /usr/share/man/man8/lsmod.old.8 /usr/share/man/man8/modinfo.old.8 /usr/share/man/man8/modprobe.old.8 /usr/share/man/man8/rmmod.old.8

Plus the circular symlinks

/sbin/lsmod.old symlink to ../bin/lsmod.old /bin/lsmod.old symlink to /sbin/lsmod.old

To get rid of all that files, in jhalfs-X the following commands was added after "make install":

rm -v /usr/share/man/man8/*.old.8 rm -v /bin/lsmod.old rm -v /sbin/*.old

comment:2 by dbn.lists@…, 17 years ago

Manuel, instead of using make moveold, could you try something different? The behavior that module-init-tools bombs because there isn't a .old file is because Makefile is calling install-with-care instead of install. Could you see what happens if you do

make INSTALL=install install

This should override the use of install-with-care, which has this sillyness:

        if [ -f $DEST ] && [ ! -f $DEST.old ]; then
            echo Refusing to install $DEST, move old utils first. >&2
            exit 1

comment:3 by manuel@…, 17 years ago

Yes, "make INSTALL=install install" work under jhalfs.

Now we need to know if that command is safe also when doing the reinstallation on a running system.

comment:4 by archaic@…, 17 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I just tried it. Tested with modprobe -r ide_cd and cdrom, then modprobe ide_cd and mounting a cdrom. The cdrom module loaded and the cd was mounted properly. All seems fine.

Fixed in r7571

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