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Bug#562847: closed by maximilian attems <maks@debian.org> (Bug#519800: fixed in initramfs-tools 0.94)

On Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 06:49:17PM +0200, maximilian attems wrote:

> indeed those two are not related, beside beeing closed by the same
> upload. 

There is long list of bug numbers in that message, but this only
included in the subject. It is confusing.

> 562847 is closed by
> "* update-initramfs: Default to not keep .bak backups."

This is not problem as everyone can turn off backup if need. But this is
bad idea. When You can't boot with new image, You will use backup. I
suggest move backup out of /boot. This way we can have a number of
versions of initrd.

> and thus allowing smaller /boot/

Not enough as soon as old image remain in place while new one 
generated. Thus space needed is doubled in any way. It is good idea to
generate the new image out of /boot and then replace old image with new

> if that doesn't fit your /boot/ then this administration error.

No, as if it fit now, it will not fit in the future as image size rise.

If we agree that /boot should be small in order to comply FHS, then we
should take out from there all files not needed to boot, and don't use
this small space for temporary files.

It look like You don't read my initial bug report.

****   Vladimir Stavrinov  ******
*******   vs@inist.ru   *********

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