more debian-installer hooks
I found some use cases for having a tool to include things directly in ithe
We already have some infrastucture to handle d-i initrds like the
Repack_initrd() function in helpers/lh_binary_debian-installer which is now
used to include the preseed.cfg (all *.cfg) in d-i initramfs when building
0 - There is another use case where a user could want his preseed.cfg (or
more) included in the initramfs, like when he wants for preseed locale,
country and keyboard, and maybe by grepping those lines an autoinclusion
could be done.
1 - Until d-i will support binary firmwares (also debs) in the binary/ path we
should provide a way to put firmware in /lib/firmware on the initrd, maybe
with automagic sync with the package installed in the rootfs in case of
live-installer or in the pool for normal installation with added preseed
2 - Random files (like d-i gtk themes) could be included in random paths in
What could be the preferred solutions?
Instead of writing some code, I'm asking for a design comments, I would like
to have some new things in config, all or some of the following:
"--preseed-initramfs" option for lh_config, which will be used to force the
inclusion of all preseeds file in the initrd.
config/binary_debian-installer/firmware for binary files to be put in initrd
or a separate
config/binary_debian-installer-includes to work as other -includes, files with
full path to be included in the initrd
Or I'm open to other suggestions/critics.
P.S. Disclaimer, I'm using initrd as initramfs and viceversa for historycal
and naming reasons although they are different things, one a compressed
filesystem while the other just a cpio.gz archive.
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