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Bug 1513040 - Create rpm macro %{_modprobedir} in /usr/lib/rpm/macros.d/macros.kmod
Summary: Create rpm macro %{_modprobedir} in /usr/lib/rpm/macros.d/macros.kmod
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kmod
Version: 28
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kmod development team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2017-11-14 16:07 UTC by Jaroslav Kysela
Modified: 2018-02-20 15:32 UTC (History)
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Description Jaroslav Kysela 2017-11-14 16:07:03 UTC
Description of problem:

Some packages (alsa-lib, b43-openfwwf, hwdata) use hardcoded path /lib/modprobe.d for the additional modprobe configuration files. It would be more appropriate to use the path defined by a rpm macro. Example of rpmlint errors:

alsa-lib.src:108: E: hardcoded-library-path in /lib/modprobe.d/dist-*

Example contents of macros.kmod file:

  # RPM macros for packages with additional kernel module configurations

  %_depmodconfdir %{_sysconfdir}/depmod.d
  %_modprobeconfdir %{_sysconfdir}/modprobe.d
  %_modprobedir /lib/modprobe.d


The kmod package should create also usr/lib/rpm/macros.d directory in case when the rpm package is not installed! See selinux-policy for example:

  $ rpm -qf /usr/lib/rpm/macros.d

Comment 1 Josh Boyer 2017-11-15 17:55:20 UTC
Why would we do this in the kmod package itself, vs in redhat-rpm-config?  We already ship some kmod related files in the latter, so it would make more sense to consolidate that there.  Plus, this seems to be a distro-specific change not something directly related to kmod, correct?

Comment 2 Jaroslav Kysela 2017-11-15 18:26:57 UTC
It's just a proposal. Anyway, systemd (and many other core-system packages) like systemd and selinux-policy contains those macros, too. And I believe that's the purpose of the /usr/lib/rpm/macros.d directory. The kmod package uses those paths, so it should define them, too.

I added Florian for comments.

Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2018-02-20 15:32:32 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 28 development cycle.
Changing version to '28'.

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