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
Steps to Reproduce:
1.emerge old svga lib
2.unmerge leaves old kernel module
3.emerge new version, both kernel modules are installed
Old kernel module is getting loaded, not new one
the new kernel module should get loaded
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
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.