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    kbuild: make missing $DEPMOD a Warning instead of an Error · accf294a
    Randy Dunlap authored
    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: default avatarRandy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>
    Reported-by: default avatarH. Nikolaus Schaller <hns@goldelico.com>
    Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
    Cc: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@profusion.mobi>
    Cc: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.de.marchi@gmail.com>
    Cc: Michal Marek <michal.lkml@markovi.net>
    Cc: Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>
    Cc: Chih-Wei Huang <cwhuang@linux.org.tw>
    Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada's avatarMasahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarMaxim Zhukov <mussitantesmortem@gmail.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
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