Commit 9370868f authored by Randy Dunlap's avatar Randy Dunlap Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

kbuild: make missing $DEPMOD a Warning instead of an Error

commit 914b087f 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: 934193a6 ("kbuild: verify that $DEPMOD is installed")
Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <>
Reported-by: default avatarH. Nikolaus Schaller <>
Cc: Lucas De Marchi <>
Cc: Lucas De Marchi <>
Cc: Michal Marek <>
Cc: Jessica Yu <>
Cc: Chih-Wei Huang <>
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada's avatarMasahiro Yamada <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMaxim Zhukov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 1e075074
......@@ -16,9 +16,9 @@ if ! test -r ; 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 don't support -P <symbol-prefix>
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