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Bug#350875: failure to create ramfs does not abort configuration of kernel image

Package: initramfs-tools
Version: 0.51
Severity: important

If I configure a kernel image, using mkinitramfs for the initrd, and
/boot runs full, the kernel is still configured:

  cirrus:~# dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-2.6.15-1-k7
  Running depmod.
  Finding valid ramdisk creators.
  Using mkinitramfs to build the ramdisk.

  gzip: stdout: No space left on device
  Running postinst hook /sbin/update-grub.
  Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub .
  Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
  cirrus:~# dpkg -l linux-image-2.6.15-1-k7 | grep \^ii
  ii  linux-image-2.6.15-1-k7 2.6.15-3       Linux kernel 2.6.15 image on AMD K7 machines

This results in a kernel panic on next boot ("ran out of compressed
data"). mkinitrd used to handle this situation correctly, leaving
the kernel image package in an unconfigured state.

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