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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 12:27:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Brett Gilio <address@hidden> skribis:

> 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?

That already happens, but the check cannot be 100% accurate because it
relies on information from the currently running kernel, which is why
there’s the ‘--skip-checks’ option.


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