[arch-dev-public] news draft for kmod

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sat Jan 21 14:52:49 EST 2012

Since people seem to have forgotten about pacman -Ql and are incapable
of rational thought, I've prepared the following news draft about kmod
replacing m-i-t. Comments welcome.


kmod replaces module-init-tools

With module-init-tools being declared a dead project by its current
maintainer, a new project has stepped up to take its place: kmod. This
is intended to be a drop-in replacement, though deprecated functionality
in module-init-tools has not been reimplemented.

If, upon upgrade, pacman pacsaves [/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf], you
should move it back. This file, and any other config read by
module-init-tools is still read by kmod. However, the kmod package will
no long include a blank config file. You'll find the same (if not more)
documentation in the manpages and --help output for the binaries.

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