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Old 12-21-2008, 04:49 PM
Matthew Johnson
Default Bug#509237: /var/lib/initramfs-tools

(background, Manoj asked for opinions on #debian)

I think I agree that the stuff under /var/lib/initramfs-tools is
internal state specific to initramfs-tools and should be purged by
initramfs-tools. (as distinct from the initrd itself, which is what the
user/linux-image/kernel-package asked to be created). Since it can
be reproduced without kernel-package (using debian images or make; make
install) it's definitely not filed against the right package atm. I'd
have expected downgrading to minor and reassigning it back to
initramfs-tools, but I'll leave that to the maintainers to sort out.

Some snipped from IRC when we were discussing it:

17:24 < mjj29> I think minor against initramfs-tools seems reasonable
17:25 < Manoj> now, arguably, if the liunx-image runs update-initramfs on
install, it should run it again on removal, but that is a separate bug
17:25 < mjj29> "the initramfs doesn't belong to initramfs-tools" <-- but
the sha1sum does, and the initramfs won't stop working if it's removed
17:25 < mjj29> initramfs-tools might just get a little confused, but that's fine
17:26 < mjj29> install initramfs-tools; install linux-image-foo;
purge initramfs-tools; install initramfs-tools
17:26 < mjj29> should leave you in the same situation as
17:26 < mjj29> install linux-image-foo; install initramfs-tools

Matthew Johnson

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