Bug#541234: Re: Bug#541234: initramfs-tools: legacylvm misses 'lvm' required by cryptroot
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On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 07:00:11PM +0100, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> maximilian attems wrote:
> > Version: 0.93.3
> > On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 06:01:16PM +0100, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> >> Package: initramfs-tools
> >> Version: 0.92o
> >> Severity: important
> >> Tags: patch
> > this is old stable stuff.
> > and i don't share the assesment of the severity.
> silly me - to think that problem which rendered the system unbootable
> after upgrade was important...
indeed it is up to the maintainer to assess severity.
considering the use case the *one* unbootable box is of course bad
for the user in question but in comparison to thousands of others
that are working aboves severity is inflated.
also it is already quite some time since lenny was released
if aboves is an repeatable bug it would already have touched others.
> > legacylvm is only there for upgrade from etch to lenny
> which doesn't work due to this bug
no, again the error is not on initramfs-tools side as legacylvm has
nothing todo with encrypted root. all those hook scripts are in the
hand of the cryptsetup maintainers.
> > any trouble beyond should be solved in the lvm2 boot hook itself.
> the upgrade process does not install lvm2
well i haver zero idea why your box didn't have lvm2 installed,
nor did you provide info why it wasn't?
> but whatever, i'll just blog about the issue and your great call not to
> bother fixing the clear bug which broke the etch->lenny upgrade for me
> even when given a patch...
whatever you feel apropriate.