Cleaning up of /lib/modules

Loïc Minier loic.minier at
Mon Aug 16 10:14:59 UTC 2010


 Purging linux-image-2.6.35-13-generic, I got yet another warning from
 dpkg that some files remained in lib/modules.

 I think the kernel packaging process should have some checks in place
 to prevent this class of issues to appear again and again and again:
 - LP #345623/348395: modules.alias.bin modules.dep.bin
   modules.symbols.bin (jaunty)
 - LP #415832: same files, reappeared in karmic!
 - LP #516584: modules.builtin.bin
 - LP #618591: modules.devname modules.softdep

 I don't know whether you have an easy way to test for these, perhaps
 there should be some QA process for installing then purging a kernel
 package, before uploading it to the archive?

Loïc Minier

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