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Bug 104342 - media-lib/svgalib 1.9.21 module gets installed to new location
Summary: media-lib/svgalib 1.9.21 module gets installed to new location
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Library (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-08-30 23:40 UTC by Rob Terhaar
Modified: 2005-09-01 12:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Rob Terhaar 2005-08-30 23:40:46 UTC
In testing out media-lib/svgalib 1.9.21 i noticed that the svgalib_helper module
from 1.9.19 kept getting loaded and not the new 1.9.21. Although i did an emerge
-C svgalib to remove my old 1.9.19 version, the module didn't get cleaned up.

1.9.19 ebuild sticks the kernel module under

and 1.9.21 ebuild sticks the module under /lib/modules/<ver>/misc/svgalib_helper.ko 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.emerge old svga lib
2.unmerge leaves old kernel module
3.emerge new version, both kernel modules are installed

Actual Results:  
Old kernel module is getting loaded, not new one

Expected Results:  
the new kernel module should get loaded
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2005-08-31 10:30:40 UTC
the behavior you're seeing is correct imo ... modules should not appear in the
kernel/ subdir ...

beyond adding a warning to the 1.9.21 ebuild, i dont see what else is to be done
here ...
Comment 2 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-09-01 12:00:46 UTC
Agreed, the new behaviour is correct, the old bevahiour is not, and theres not
really anything we can do about the "stale" module file being left over. Sorry
for any inconvenience.