Patching rc.firewall with modprobe -l

A little note to myself:

Since ~2011, the modprobe does not include -l (--list) function anymore, hence we need some workaround to some of our scripts that rely on that function. A trusty script made by wand [at] users.sf.net, rc.firewall was affected by this change.

The solution is to replace the function by a new one. For rc.firewall case, it can be replaced easily by lsmod.

These are the lines that we changed:

  for MODULE in $REQUIRED_MODULES; do
    #modprobe -l is depreciated, and replaced by
    #lsmod
    #orig:
    #if (( `modprobe -l | grep -c "$MODULE"` )); then
    #changed to:
    if (( `lsmod | grep -c "$MODULE"` )); then
      modprobe $MODULE > /dev/null 2>&1
    fi
  done

For one who need a similar output of modprobe -l, we can use this function:

    find  /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel -type f -printf '%f\n'

A patched rc.firewall with lsmod is available here.

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