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Old 03-24-2010, 05:07 PM
Andreas Beckmann
 
Default Bug#575283: /usr/sbin/update-initramfs: treats kernel version 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 as newer than 2.6.32-3-amd64

Package: initramfs-tools
Version: 0.93.4
Severity: normal
File: /usr/sbin/update-initramfs

Hi,

update-initramfs considers linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-amd64 to be newer
than linux-image-2.6.32-3-amd64 causing the initrd of an outdated kernel
to be updated.
Even though the 2.6.32-trunk kernels are no longer available in the
archive, they are probably installed on some machines tracking sid or
squeeze and are not going to be removed automatically (that is a good
thing), so they will continue to confuse update-initramfs unless they
are uninstalled manually. From popcon I got the following counts:

$ zgrep image-2.6.32-trunk all-popcon-results.txt.gz | sort -nr -k 3
Package: linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-686 4075 756 313 7
Package: linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-amd64 2907 611 200 6

So there seems to be a significant amount of machines having them
still installed (only looking at the main variants amd64 and 686).

See also bugs #568160 and #570318 covering grub-legacy/grub2 to wrongly
sort the -trunk kernel ahead of the newer kernels.


Andreas

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (800, 'stable'), (700, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable'), (130, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages initramfs-tools depends on:
ii cpio 2.11-1 GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii findutils 4.4.2-1 utilities for finding files--find,
ii klibc-utils 1.5.15-1 small utilities built with klibc f
ii module-init-tools 3.12~pre2-1 tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii udev 151-3 /dev/ and hotplug management daemo

Versions of packages initramfs-tools recommends:
ii busybox 1:1.14.2-2 Tiny utilities for small and embed

initramfs-tools suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information



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Old 03-24-2010, 05:12 PM
maximilian attems
 
Default Bug#575283: /usr/sbin/update-initramfs: treats kernel version 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 as newer than 2.6.32-3-amd64

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 07:07:16PM +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> Package: initramfs-tools
> Version: 0.93.4
> Severity: normal
> File: /usr/sbin/update-initramfs
>
> Hi,
>
> update-initramfs considers linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-amd64 to be newer
> than linux-image-2.6.32-3-amd64 causing the initrd of an outdated kernel
> to be updated.
> Even though the 2.6.32-trunk kernels are no longer available in the
> archive, they are probably installed on some machines tracking sid or
> squeeze and are not going to be removed automatically (that is a good
> thing), so they will continue to confuse update-initramfs unless they
> are uninstalled manually. From popcon I got the following counts:
>
> $ zgrep image-2.6.32-trunk all-popcon-results.txt.gz | sort -nr -k 3
> Package: linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-686 4075 756 313 7
> Package: linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-amd64 2907 611 200 6
>
> So there seems to be a significant amount of machines having them
> still installed (only looking at the main variants amd64 and 686).
>
> See also bugs #568160 and #570318 covering grub-legacy/grub2 to wrongly
> sort the -trunk kernel ahead of the newer kernels.
>
>
> Andreas

dpkg asses it to be greater than numbered, just see
get_sorted_versions() uses dpkg --compare-versions.

trunk is gone and was a mistake in the first place. people will get over
it with 2.6.33 or whatever..

unless someone comes up with clean noninvasive patch i'll close away.



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