Bug#295422: kernel-image-2.6.8-9-amd64-k8-smp: unable to install new kernels
reassign 295422 initrd-tools
merge 295422 295412 279382 292080
On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 01:47:47PM -0500, Kurt Yoder wrote:
> Package: kernel-image-2.6.8-9-amd64-k8-smp
> Version: 2.6.8-8
> Severity: normal
> After installing the amd64 kernel, I am unable to install any other
> kernels. I see this:
> Unpacking kernel-image-2.6-amd64-generic (from
> .../kernel-image-2.6-amd64-generic_100_i386.deb) ...
> Setting up kernel-image-2.6.8-9-amd64-generic (2.6.8-8) ...
> cpio: (0x00000000): No such file or directory
> cp: cannot stat `(0x00000000)': No such file or directory
> run-parts: /usr/share/initrd-tools/scripts/e2fsprogs exited with return
> code 1
> Failed to create initrd image.
> After some amd64 users mailing list postings, I found out that I needed
> e2fsprogs >= version 1.35-7. At this version, a "grep -v linux-gate.so"
> line was added in /usr/share/initrd-tools/scripts/e2fsprogs, which is
> required for initrd to work with 64-bit kernels.
> Thus, for amd64 kernels, I would propose a version dependency of
> e2fsprogs >= 1.35-7 to fix this in the future.
That is the best fix I have seen so far, any objections.