Re: Apt how, why, where
>>"E" == E L Meijer \(Eric\) <E.L.> writes:
E> Being lazy myself, I have a feature request on behalf of all the (lazy)
E> loadlin users. Would it be possible to have the newly created
E> kernel-image package offer the option of copying the kernel to the
E> place loadlin expects it in your setup? I would figure that
E> kernel-package_...deb could ask if there is a standard
E> `loadlin-kernel-directory', and store that in its configuration files.
E> Of course it should rename old kernels using some intelligent renaming
E> scheme (vmlinuz.1, vmlinuz.2, ...).
Is it really that bad doing a
# cp /vmlinuz /place/to/keep/images
? The reason I have not done so is that some people keep the images
on dos partitions (which may or may not be mounted, and others keep
it on a floppy.
There is no real standard place where loadlin users keep the
images; and any hardwired solution is unlikely to satisfy more than a
fraction of the people (who could already use /boot if they so
An interactive solution, as you suggest, is adding a bit of
complexity to a script that already is quite critical, and
complex. Also, I am under some pressure to winnow interactivity out
of the scripts, in preparation of attempting a install process where
questions are asked before an install, not during one, so one may
answer a set of questions, and walk away; and sore the answers to
automatically feed another machine in a farm of machines.
So, unless there is compelling arguments in favour, I am
disinclined to further increase the complexity of the postinstall
script (since a simple cp command provides the workaround).
If wishes were horses, then beggars would be thieves.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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