[arch-dev-public] rootprefix change for kmod 10

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Sep 7 10:39:09 EDT 2012

Am 06.09.2012 21:30, schrieb Dave Reisner:
> Hi all,
> I've been talking to Thomas about this, and we've come to the conclusion
> that it's probably just broken to continue shipping kmod built with a
> rootprefix. I think there's been two recurring problems coming up that
> make this revert warranted:
> - It makes building kernels for other distros not fun
> - The kernel doesn't really support it. Various Kbuild targets just
>   break with no clean fix available.
> kmod 10 is to be released quite soon, and I'm planning on building
> without the rootprefix. It should not affect us in any real way at this
> point, given that /lib is now a symlink. It does mean that for the next
> kernel built, we'll need to make a minor adjustment to the kernel
> PKGBUILDs: running depmod before moving the module dir instead of vice
> versa. I can fix this myself in SVN when I push kmod-10 to [testing].

Whatever, go ahead.

Any thoughts about a proper fix in kmod yet?

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