Bug#550584: flash-kernel not run when going to new upstream kernel version
On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 12:13:13PM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> Package: initramfs-tools
> Version: 0.93.4
> Severity: important
> When you install a new kernel version (e.g. 2.6.29 -> 2.6.30, or
> 2.6.30-1 to 2.6.31-2) the new version is not written to flash. This
> is because initramfs-tools will only call flash-kernel when updating a
> ramdisk (-u), but not when creating one (-c).
> I mentioned this problem before, see
> and your response was:
> "postinst takes itself care of lilo and folks traditionaly.
> also we had a race in sight why this should be used.
> sorry i don't rememeber any details right now, was giving a seminar,
> will look later in it again."
> Since users are running into this problem (I just got another report on
> debian-arm), it would be good to look at this again.
we had lately a discussion with elilo for ia64 on #d-kernel.
conclusion was linux-image postinst has to run it.
see commit of elilo bit.
for flash-kernel postinst will need a bit more work,
but should be done there.