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Bug 71626 - 2.6.9 kernel "localversion" string breaks external kernel modules
Summary: 2.6.9 kernel "localversion" string breaks external kernel modules
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 67804
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-11-17 17:21 UTC by Brian Pankey
Modified: 2005-07-17 13:06 UTC (History)
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Description Brian Pankey 2004-11-17 17:21:04 UTC
when the localversion is set in the kernel, uname -r shows the kernel name with the new string but the /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ directory isnt created, rendering externally built modules useless. (using gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.9-r4)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. build kernel with the string
2. reboot
3. modprobe a module (ie. ipw2200)
Comment 1 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-18 01:17:37 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 67804 ***