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Dave Reisner 10-05-2011 12:12 AM

mkinitcpio 0.7.3
Hi all,

I'm pleased to announce the release of mkinitcpio 0.7.3. This is largely
a maintenance release with a number of bugfixes and cleanups. I've
highlighted the new features and some of the bug fixes below, followed by
the full shortlog.

Thanks to Sebastien Luttringer and Florian Pritz for their contributions
in this release.

Please test and signoff.


- The 'keymap' and 'consolefont' hooks now source /etc/rc.conf instead of
parsing the file. This allows for better support by non-sysvinit init
systems. Implements FS#24685.
- Modules in build hooks as well as in the MODULES array of
mkinitcpio.conf can be suffixed with a '?' character. If the module is
not found, it's considerd a soft failure and no error is reported.
Implements FS#25096.
- Early userspace now supports dropping to a shell before or after
mounting the root device. The kernel commandline syntax leverages the
'break' variable with the values 'premount' and 'postmount'. The
former behavior remains unchanged, and is a synonym for 'premount'.
- Introduce a new 'virtio' build hook for use with QEMU.

- Properly delimit data from /sys to work around modalias files with bad
data. Fixes FS#25450.
- Compare constants to variable values, rather than the reverse. This
prevents an error on parsing grub2 ROOT_IMAGE variables. Fixes
- Mount /run with exec permissions. This is done to mirror initscripts.
- Perform path lookup for binaries with respect to a given basedir
instead of the real root.
- Insist that /dev and /proc be mounted at runtime. Required for usage
of bash's process substitutions.
- Explicitly create the buildroot rather than letting it be created by
the first run build hook. This avoids errors when HOOKS is empty, as
seen in

Dave Reisner (29):
mkinitcpio: add --quiet to bsdcpio without -v
functions: restore verbose feedback to add_module
autodetect: add verbose feedback on autodetect success
mkinitcpio: reference -h on failed option parsing
install/consolefont: cleanup and refactor
keymap/consolefont: source rc.conf properly from $BASEDIR
keymap: simplify unicode detection
cleanup and bashify install hooks
base: remove superfluous leading /
functions: allow ignoring errors on module addition
functions: refactor get_{base,dir}name
functions: perform path lookup for binaries if needed
functions: specify the delimiter to xargs
ensure local scoping of variables
mkinitcpio: simplify setting of SKIPHOOKS
mkinitcpio: fix whitespace errors in error messages
mkinitcpio: explicitly create $BUILDROOT
mkinitcpio: keep going even when a hook isn't found
mkinitcpio: insist that /dev and /proc be mounted
init: support breaks before and after mounting root
init: allow /run to be mounted with exec perms
lsinitcpio: disable color when stdout isn't a tty
lsinitcpio: follow symlinks only when necessary
functions: fix output order in _add_symlink
use correct variable to reference compression method
init_functions: use constants on LHS of tests
remove duplicate "error" in error message
example.preset: update for newer style syntax
mkinitcpio: avoid creating savelist in main loop

Florian Pritz (2):
generate VERSION only for the tarball
harden version generation

Sebastien Luttringer (1):
Add a virtio hook

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