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Bug#600937: Please disable /etc/kernel postinst hook if the target kernel is non-modular

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 05:09:35PM +0100, Guido Trotter wrote:
> Package: initramfs-tools
> Version: 0.98.4
> Severity: minor
> Tags: patch
> If I try to install a non-modular kernel
> /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools tries to build an initrd image
> and fails, because no modules are found. Please apply the attached patch
> (or a similar one) to disable it for that case.

I don't think this patch is correct.  An initramfs may still be needed for a
non-modular kernel if, for instance, the root filesystem is encrypted and
you need to prompt for a passphrase.  Instead we need to fix
update-initramfs itself to not fail on a non-modular kernel.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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