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Old 03-09-2009, 02:40 PM
Jonas Smedegaard
 
Default Bug#518315: deprecation notice of mkinitramfs-kpkg

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On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 03:26:50PM +0100, maximilian attems wrote:
>On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 03:01:49PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>[snipp]
>>
>> It is true that yaird silently ignore some of the newer
>> initramfs-tools extensions to the mkinitrd interface, but not the -t
>> option which is now expected by linux-2.6 (see bug#518315).
>
>right so it is time to add it!

Time? What has time to do with it? Please provide reason!


>ubuntu doesn't use -t as they have takeover set in initramfs-tools by
>default, thus probably it went unnoticed there.

So why don't you drop that option instead, if it is always forced?


>> mkinitrd provided a limited set of commands needed by kernels to
>> automate generating ramdisks. This interface is what both
>> initramfs-tools and yaird implemented and still used by
>> kernel-package.
>>
>> I believe that option caused problems in the past for initramfs-tools
>> to have that option enabled by default, leading to the change in 0.53
>> (or really 0.53c).
>>
>> Why do recent linux-2.6 need to introduce the use of the -t option?
>
>read man update-initramfs -t section.

I did. It describes a feature of a generic tool, not about special
needs of official Debian kernels.


>we want to be sure to really ship the latest modules, it has to be
>reentrant.

Is that a different need for official kernels than other kernels?


- Jonas


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