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Bug#383600: behaviour of update-initramfs -u has changed, only updates latest kernel initrd



Package: initramfs-tools
Version: 0.74
Severity: important

I can't pinpoint the exact release but the behaviour of 
"update-initramfs -u" has changed recently. "update-initramsfs -u" is
used in several postinst scripts and formerly updated the initrd of all
installed kernels. The new behaviour is, to only update the initrd of
the latest instlled kernel, which is wrong imho.
E.g. you have kernel 2.6.16 and 2.6.17 installed and you are currently
running 2.6.16, "update-initramfs -u" will only update the 2.6.17
initrd.
I suggest to revert to the old behaviour and make "-u" update all
installed kernels. Atm I have to specify each kernel separately vi -k to
update them all.

Cheers,
Michael

-- Package-specific info:
-- /proc/cmdline
root=/dev/hda6 ro quiet SELINUX_INIT=NO vga=791 

-- /proc/filesystems
	reiserfs
	ext3
	ext2
	vfat
	ntfs

-- lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ppp_synctty             7168  1 
ppp_generic            22996  5 ppp_synctty
slhc                    6208  1 ppp_generic
nls_utf8                1664  1 
ntfs                  221652  1 
radeon                113312  1 
drm                    62164  2 radeon
binfmt_misc             8712  1 
cpufreq_ondemand        5344  1 
cpufreq_performance     1664  0 
cpufreq_powersave       1472  0 
speedstep_centrino      6032  1 
rfcomm                 31000  0 
l2cap                  18180  5 rfcomm
bluetooth              40484  4 rfcomm,l2cap
ipv6                  229280  12 
ppdev                   7364  0 
parport_pc             24868  1 
lp                      8324  0 
parport                19840  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
thermal                10120  0 
fan                     3076  0 
button                  4816  0 
processor              17216  2 speedstep_centrino,thermal
ac                      3332  0 
battery                 7300  0 
nls_iso8859_1           3840  1 
nls_cp437               5504  1 
vfat                   10304  1 
fat                    45532  1 vfat
dm_mod                 46264  0 
usbhid                 36960  0 
fcusb2                653336  1 
capi                   13568  6 
capifs                  3912  2 capi
kernelcapi             35232  2 fcusb2,capi
pcmcia                 23968  0 
snd_intel8x0           28252  4 
snd_ac97_codec         92064  1 snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus            1856  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss            34592  0 
snd_mixer_oss          15616  1 snd_pcm_oss
ipw2100                66800  0 
ieee80211              29640  1 ipw2100
ieee80211_crypt         4288  1 ieee80211
snd_pcm                65864  4 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              18244  2 snd_pcm
intel_agp              20764  1 
firmware_class          7488  2 pcmcia,ipw2100
joydev                  8000  0 
tsdev                   6080  0 
evdev                   7872  2 
yenta_socket           23628  1 
rsrc_nonstatic         11136  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            32848  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
agpgart                26160  2 drm,intel_agp
8139cp                 16512  0 
mii                     4800  1 8139cp
ehci_hcd               26568  0 
snd                    43108  12 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore               6944  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          7688  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
uhci_hcd               19464  0 
usbcore               109568  5 usbhid,fcusb2,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (300, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17.8
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages initramfs-tools depends on:
ii  busybox                       1:1.1.3-2  Tiny utilities for small and embed
ii  cpio                          2.6-17     GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii  klibc-utils                   1.4.11-3   small statically-linked utilities 
ii  module-init-tools             3.2.2-3    tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  udev                          0.097-1    /dev/ and hotplug management daemo

initramfs-tools recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information



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