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From: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.de.marchi@gmail.com>
To: Jan Tojnar <jtojnar@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-modules <linux-modules@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Support for /usr/local/lib/modprobe.d
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 23:34:20 -0700
Message-ID: <CAKi4VAJjjpziyNYNAs5rDivAxt-b=L3ucCUN+P=0Aou7GwsJnA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <b0894a8dd06ccee4326bcd7ff14e1f871bd45080.camel@gmail.com>

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 6:21 PM Jan Tojnar <jtojnar@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello.
>
> We are working with a project that ships a blacklist file [1] that is
> supposed to be installed to modprobe.d directory but it is not clear
> what the default installation path should be.
>
> Distros will typically install modprobe config files to
> /lib/modprobe.d but it is common to use /usr/local as the default
> prefix [2] for manual `make` invocations. The manual page [3] does not
> list /usr/local/lib/modprobe.d as a supported location though.
>
> In the past module-init-tools added [4] support for that path but that
> repo appears to be abandoned and it does not look like kmod supports
> it [5].
>
> 1. Am I missing something, or was this an omission when porting
> modprobe to kmod?
> 2. Could the support be added?

That is probably because we don't default prefix to /usr/local so people never
actually needed it. Yes, I think we could add. Could you prepare a
patch for that?

> 3. Should we default to /lib or /etc for manual `make` invocations for
> now?

/lib is where packages should install and /etc is up to the system
admin to set up.
if we add /usr/local, then override order would be /etc, /usr/local/lib, /lib.

Lucas De Marchi

>
> [1]:
> https://github.com/medusalix/xow/blob/4aa49f27cb6fcb3da995da9e8d51167bed40f520/Makefile#L22
> [2]:
> https://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/html_node/Directory-Variables.html#index-prefix
> [3]: https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man5/modprobe.d.5.html
> [4]:
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/kernel/module-init-tools/module-init-tools.git/commit/?id=9454d710137be3799f343cc9d0f833f0802e2111
> [5]:
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/kernel/kmod/kmod.git/tree/libkmod/libkmod.c?id=f5434cf5fc5b567359e1b9207bbab24c6782cfbd#n65
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jan
>


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Lucas De Marchi

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