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Re: In preparation for 2.6.13 - initrd issues

On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 07:10:43AM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> A major drawback of yaird is lack of configuration. this has been added in latest release, and I have now spend all night packaging it, so should be available by tomorrow night in sid. Until then it can be grabbed at http://debian.jones.dk/auryn/pool/official/yaird/ (for powerpc, so recompile if using anything else).
I'll give this a try on amd64 when I am back home today.

> > 2. What changes need to be done to integrate a new initrd-generating tool 
> > into the kernel packaging infrastracture. It might be as simple as 
> > switching the postinst of kernel packages from running mkinitrd to running 
> > yaird. I have no idea what issues may arise in d-i because of that.
> yaird has a wrapper that simulates mkinitrd. Currently it is packaged as mkinitrd.yaird and must then manually be installed in /etc/kernel-img.conf as "ramdisk = /usr/sbin/mkinitrd.yaird", but if needed I can repackage with the wrapper as mkinitrd and the package conflicting mkinitrd.

Sounds like a good idea, we just would have 2.6.13+ packages depend on

Best regards
Frederik Schueler


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