[arch-dev-public] [announcement draft] New module-init-tools changes modprobe configuration file location

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Jun 18 19:13:33 EDT 2009

Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Allan McRae schrieb:
>> Thomas Bächler wrote:
>>> The new module-init-tools 3.8 package changes the location of the 
>>> configuration file: /etc/modprobe.conf is no longer read, instead 
>>> /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf is used. Files without a .conf suffix 
>>> in /etc/modprobe.d are ignored now.
>> I think that they are not ignored this release, but a warning gets 
>> printed about them every time a module gets loaded.  So how about:
>> Warnings are now printed about files without a .conf suffix in 
>> /etc/modprobe.d as these will no longer work with the next release.  
>> This will generate a lot of output on bootup if .pacsave files are 
>> left in this folder.
> Too long, how about "Files in /etc/modprobe.d without a .conf suffix 
> will be ignored in the future."
> I noticed the warnings too, so will anyone else.

Thats fine.  I just figured that we should mention the warnings as 
people will be concerned if they see any.


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