Bug#357282: initramfs-tools: bugs and missing info in man page for mkinitramfs
On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Susan G. Kleinmann wrote:
> The man page for mkinitramfs never defines what is meant by the argument
> 'version'. An explicit example would be useful to avoid confusion, since
> the value of the 'Version' string that is output by
> dpkg --status linux-image-NNN | grep '^Version' | cut -d' ' -f2
> looks as if it is not what is intended by the option [version] for
no in the context of a Linux kernel version is meant as `uname -r`
> Also, the same man page refers to a file, mkinitramfs.conf, in error.
> It should be initramfs.conf, or better yet, /etc/mkinitramfs/initramfs.conf.
ok thanks fixed.
the FILES section has the full path, so that should be fine.
we will soon move from /etc/mkinitramfs to /etc/initramfs-tools.
please keep in mind that update-initramfs is the enduser script.
mkinitramfs has ugly interfaces that are kept for backward compat
update-initramfs(8) documents version, but has still the ambiguity
you reported, fixing that atm.