Remaining file in modprobe.d after purge

Bug #712120 reported by Alex on 2011-02-02
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ndiswrapper (Ubuntu)
Julian Andres Klode

Bug Description

I recently installed ndisgtk and removed it later again with --purge. But this didn't remove this file /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf which causes, that my wireless LAN driver doesn't load automatically.

Shouldn't "apt-get remove --purge" remove all config files?

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ndiswrapper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dirk Mcbratney (djmcbratney) wrote :

I experienced this and removed the file manually. Now. reinstalling the various ndiswrapper packages doesn't seem to replace the file, either. I'm not quite sure what's happening here.

Dirk Mcbratney (djmcbratney) wrote :

Oh, should be noted, as I didn't realize when I posted this - the file is created by running ndiswrapper, not during the install process. When not using ndiswrapper-gtk, it's created by running (as root) ndiswrapper -mi.

Julian Andres Klode (juliank) wrote :

This will be fixed in some time. I am working on changing the packaging to move all userspace parts into the ndiswrapper package (currently split in -utils-1.9 and -common), after which I can add the removal on purge to a maintainer script.

I did not add it yet, as the directory is basically co-owned by -common and -utils-1.9, and I did not want to break anything.

Changed in ndiswrapper (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Julian Andres Klode (juliank)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Julian Andres Klode (juliank) wrote :

A fix has been committed in the Debian packaging repository (in the branch wip/dh9). A future update will include that fix.

Changed in ndiswrapper (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Julian Andres Klode (juliank) wrote :

Oops, I was wrong. I meant the "/etc/ndiswrapper remaining" thing was fixed. But anyway, I just committed a fix for this as well and uploaded it to Debian in 1.59-5, which should hopefully hit the archive soon and will then be automatically synced into Ubuntu.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ndiswrapper - 1.59-5

ndiswrapper (1.59-5) unstable; urgency=medium

  * ndiswrapper: postrm: Fix test for /etc/ndiswrapper existence
  * ndiswrapper: postrm: Delete /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf on purge
    (LP: #712120)

 -- Julian Andres Klode <email address hidden> Mon, 18 May 2015 21:12:36 +0200

Changed in ndiswrapper (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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