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Re: Kernel-package, fix version 2 ...

On Sat, Oct 22, 2005 at 01:41:32PM +0200, Erik van Konijnenburg wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 22, 2005 at 08:36:50AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > In any case, i think the best idea would no more be to make a hard choice, but
> > maybe use some kind of heuristic, or even make it configurable at package
> > build time, so that it can be overiden. I need to think about this a bit more.
> > 
> > Coments are welcome (and anyone not caring to reply, kind of loses the right
> > to complain afterward, particularly if they claim i am not communicating on
> > this).
> Sounds workable, and it's something you can build in the kernel install script
> without need for support from initrd/initramfs builders; I could live with that :-)
> Perhaps we can simplify this further:
> * have list of alteratives built into the kernel installer,
> * allow ramdisk= in an /etc file to override this,
> * run them all,
> * and the first one that has exit status 0 and a non-empty image as output wins.

I kind of dislike this let's try everything in turn, in particular i am afraid
of a tool which claim success and produce a broken image, and such. Also it
may considerably slow down installs. 

Also the postinsts are in perl, and my perl is not all that good, so i dislike
complex modifications of this kind.

> The nice bit about this is that it should survive with odd version
> requirements like: initrd-tools works for 2.6.12, but not in combination with lvm.

Yep, but will it report failure ? 

> The only requirement is that generators do not lie about success in their exit
> status, but no flags are needed.

Yeah, i still feel that the guided approach is better, but hey.


Sven Luther

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