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Kernel upgrade and disappearing modules.dep
  • From: Dave Smith <Dave.Smith@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 19:04:14 +0100
  • Message-id: <20010520190414.O12677@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi. I've got a SuSE 6.4 system running the standard kernel. I've just tried
to upgrade to 2.4.2, as present in the 7.1 update area, to see if I can get
my TV card to work. I downloaded the 2.4.2 default kernel RPM, and the 2.4.2
modutils RPM, and installed them both. I then edited lilo.conf to use the
new kernel image, and re-ran lilo.

On re-booting, the system complained that /lib/modules/2.4.2-4GB/modules.dep
(path may not be correct, but it was definitely modules.dep) was missing.
This was installed from the kernel package, so, thinking something went
wrong, I installed it again, re-ran LILO, and rebooted.

On boot, I got the same error. After a couple of iterations, I confirmed
that somewhere in the "install package - re-run LILO - reboot" cycle, the
modules.dep file disappears. None of the modules.dep files disappear from
my other kernel module areas, so this appears to be peculiar to my 2.4.2

Does anyone have any ideas?

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