[PATCH 4.18 193/197] kbuild: make missing $DEPMOD a Warning instead of an Error
- Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:32:22 +0200
- From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [PATCH 4.18 193/197] kbuild: make missing $DEPMOD a Warning instead of an Error
4.18-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
From: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
commit 914b087ff9e0e9a399a4927fa30793064afc0178 upstream.
When $DEPMOD is not found, only print a warning instead of exiting
with an error message and error status:
Warning: 'make modules_install' requires /sbin/depmod. Please install it.
This is probably in the kmod package.
Change the Error to a Warning because "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.e., "make modules_install" may be used to copy/install the
loadable modules files to a target directory on a build system and
then transferred to an embedded device where /sbin/depmod is run
instead of it being run on the build system.
Fixes: 934193a654c1 ("kbuild: verify that $DEPMOD is installed")
Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.de.marchi@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Michal Marek <michal.lkml@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jessica Yu <jeyu@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Chih-Wei Huang <cwhuang@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
scripts/depmod.sh | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
@@ -15,9 +15,9 @@ if ! test -r System.map ; then
if [ -z $(command -v $DEPMOD) ]; then
- echo "'make modules_install' requires $DEPMOD. Please install it." >&2
+ echo "Warning: 'make modules_install' requires $DEPMOD. Please install it." >&2
echo "This is probably in the kmod package." >&2
- exit 1
+ exit 0
# older versions of depmod require the version string to start with three