[arch-dev-public] news draft for kmod

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 14:56:36 EST 2012

On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 1:52 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> 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.
> ---------8<-------------------------------------
> 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
Nice formatting in markdown will probably be with backticks; e.g.

"...pacman moves `/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf` to a .pacsave
file..." rather than inventing verbs for our non-native English

> 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)
no longer
> documentation in the manpages and --help output for the binaries.


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