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Bug#393795: [powerpc] initramfs creation fails with 2.6.18 during install

clone 393795 -1
reassign -1 kernel-package
severity -1 grave

On Sun, Oct 22, 2006 at 04:48:24PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Sunday 22 October 2006 15:20, Meelis Roos wrote:
> > Downloaded 20061022 daily powerpc businesscard iso and selected
> > unstable. It failed to install the kernel. Handcopied from tty4:
> > Setting up linux-image-2.6.18-1-powerpc (2.6.18-3) ...
> > [...]
> > Using mkinitramfs-kpkg to build the ramdisk.
> > Missing Required parameter 'Old' at
> > /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-2.6.18-1-powerpc.postinst line 393.
> > dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.18-1-powerpc (--configure):
> > subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
> This seems like an initramfs-tools issue to me, though it could also be 
> the kernel itself or kernel-package.
> Further details from submitter about the failure in the bug's history!

I just faced this same bug on the XServe G5 box, when installing 2.6.18-3 on a
previously etch system from a few days ago.

Removing initramfs-tools and installing yaird did not fix the problem, and the
bug is present in the kernel postinst.

I suppose this is a kernel-package bug of some kind, reassigning there, as
well as bumping the severity to critical, as this makes the kernel unusable.


Sven Luther

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