ndiswrapper uses deprecated "update-modules" command

Bug #339670 reported by Heiko Ettelbrück on 2009-03-08
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ndiswrapper (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ndiswrapper-common


running "ndiswrapper" to generate a a config file for modprobe in /etc/modprobe.d/, I got the following warning (I assume it's not error). Are you aware of that? Is it possible to "make that message disappear" (obviously by using a non-deprecated way to achieve the same, not by removing the message ;-) ).

# ndiswrapper -m
adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper ...

* The update-modules command is deprecated and should not be used!

Thanks for your feedback and best regards

Ron Rhodes (owdronrhodes) wrote :

I always get this message when I use Ndiswrapper.
From the current Ndiswrapper man page: "-m writes an alias for wlan0 (default wireless device) into module configuration file so that ndiswrapper kernel module is loaded automatically when this interface is used"
If there is a new option option which should be use in place of -m then the man page needs correcting.

Andreas Gnau (rondom) wrote :

The message is completely harmless. What ndiswrapper tries to achieve is to work on all kinds of distributions. You could make it stop calling update-modules if modprobe.d exists or something like that (this needs to be investigated).

Again: the message is completely harmless, see man update-modules.

PS: ndiswrapper -ma is the recommended way to make ndiswrapper load automatically nowadays.

Juha (jkokkarinen) on 2017-09-06
Changed in ndiswrapper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
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