Bug#385454: [Pkg-mythtv-maintainers] Bug#385454: ivtv-source: package provides several unwanted /lib/modules/$KERNEL/modules-files

Ian Campbell ijc at hellion.org.uk
Thu Aug 31 15:50:40 CEST 2006

On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 15:27 +0200, Michael Prokop wrote:

> > Do you have a build log? One from a manual or module-assistant build
> > would do.
> Sure, see attached buildlog.

> > I only tested with m-a against a Debian kernel package. I'll try against
> > a self built kernel now.

>From the looks of the log this is the cause.

The kernel.org build system does depmod after install but the
linux-headers package supplied by Debian doesn't. The depmod creates
those extra files and the package blindly includes them.

Are you in a position to try this simple patch as a fix? If it works
I'll roll a new package tonight and request an upload from my sponsor.

Index: debian/rules
--- debian/rules	(revision 108)
+++ debian/rules	(working copy)
@@ -159,6 +159,7 @@
 	$(KMAKE) -C i2c-drivers
 	$(KMAKE) -C driver install DESTDIR=$(CURDIR)/debian/$(PKGNAME)
 	$(KMAKE) -C i2c-drivers install DESTDIR=$(CURDIR)/debian/$(PKGNAME)
+	rm debian/$(PKGNAME)/lib/modules/*/modules.*

> In case this might be important (it often is when kernel source
> packages are broken):
> Do you build the package against the currently running kernel?
> Because I'm building the module against a kernel version which does
> not match the currently running one.

I do this occasionally and it seems to work fine.


Ian Campbell
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