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Bug#463728: files in /var/lib/initramfs-tools/

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 12:40:56PM +0100, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> I'm not sure how these files went to /var/lib/initramfs-tools and if
> this was by purpose. But update-initramfs tries to update obsolete
> initrds if the wrong files exist in this directory.
> Either there must be some bug in creating and/or removing files from
> /var/lib/initramfs-tools, or in using them.

yes a sha1sum of the initramfs is stored there.
older linux images < 2.6.24-1 generate those files but don't remove
them on purge it is natural for update-initramfs to then just try them.

the bug is fixed in newer linux-2.6, but i guess not in kernel-package
generated images..

so you'd prefer update-initramfs to be silent on those nuked,
but once existing initramfs?

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