[Letux-kernel] please revert commit ce8556cca6 "kbuild: verify that $DEPMOD is installed" introduced in v4.18.4.

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Wed Aug 22 21:10:48 CEST 2018

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 08:53:46PM +0200, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> This patch requires that /sbin/depmod is installed and installable on
> the build host.
> But not all build hosts for cross compiling Linux are Linux systems
> and are able to provide a working port of depmod, especially at the
> file patch /sbin/depmod.
> I use, for example, a Darwin system to cross compile Linux and I run
> depmod -a on the embedded system once, after installing a new Linux
> kernel there.
> I have no problem with seeing a warning, but aborting the build process
> is IMHO a bad idea since the previous behaviour didn't harm many people
> as far as I see. Probably 99% of people compiling Linux kernels do that
> on Linux and 99% of those have depmod installed for optimal operation of
> their build host. So IMHO printing the warning is good enough.

It needs to be reverted in Linus's tree first before I can revert it in
the stable tree(s).


greg k-h

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