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[bug#33329] [PATCH] gnu: Deprecate linux-module shpchp and tell user to

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#33329] [PATCH] gnu: Deprecate linux-module shpchp and tell user to remove it.
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:32:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

swedebugia <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 2018-11-11 01:15, Brett Gilio wrote:
>> Ludovic Courtès writes:
>>> If anything, what should be improved IMO is the error message you get
>>> when specifying a module that is unavailable.  That’s not easily done
>>> though since that happens at build time.
>> I think Ludo is correct in this, an error message seems to be the only
>> option we have to ensure that maintainability and reproducibility are
>> respected. To add onto that, I was thinking that maybe it could be part
>> of the configuration process that we could modify to ensure that all of
>> the specified modules that are needed are available else it throws an
>> error?
> Ok. Would my patch have worked anyway?

I spotted a typo: (eqv? (missing 'shpchp)) is wrong because ‘eqv?’
should take two arguments and ‘missing’ is not a procedure.

Apart from this the patch could have worked I guess.

> So where would that error message be produced?
> In gnu/build/linux-modules? load-linux-modules?

An error message is produced while building the initrd; see commit

For now, what about closing this issue and opening a new one when we
have an idea on how to improve on this?


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