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Re: [opensuse-packaging] problematic new path naming structure
  • From: Herbert Graeber <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 16:27:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <45FFFD55.8040309@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Robert Schiele schrieb:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 09:34:02AM +0100, Herbert Graeber wrote:
>> Usually I remove old subdirectories in /lib/modules after checking what
>> orphaned modules have been left. Now this task is more difficult. For
>> someone who doesn't known that there are links into the old modules
>> subdir it may be dangerous, because some modules will be lost.
>>
>> How about copying modules from the old modules dir into the new one
>> instead of linking to it?
>
> And thus making the package management system lose track of these files? I
> think this is not wise for the long term.

Ack. That's not the way to go.

> You could just check for files in directories whether they are registered with
> a package and only delete the directory if none of them is.

If you know about the new behaviourthis should be no problem. But if
someone don't and deletes the old modules directory, because he thinks
it would be useless with the new kernel, he will have some trouble.

Cheers
Herbert
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