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Bug#619711: console-setup: breaks copying keymap to initramfs

[I am sending CC also to 532852@bugs.debian.org]

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 05:33:50PM +0200, Ralf Jung wrote:
> is there any progress on this one? This recently bit me quite hard when
> I installed a system with full-disk encryption, using a password which
> required the correct keyboard layout to be entered.

As far as I can understand, this bug can be fixed in two ways - by code 
provided by console-setup, or by code provided by initramfs-tools.  

Almost all of the code required in order to fix this bug has been 
implemented in console-setup for quite some time. Unfortunately there 
are two problems:

1. I (as one of the maintainers of console-setup) can not guarantee 
that I will be able to maintain this code in future.  Not because this 
will be too complex or too time consuming (no, it won't be...), but 
rather because I don't feel myself wanting to keep myself updated with 
any future changes in the initrd build process.

2. I suppose the maintainers of initramfs-tools can say something 

I am willing to provide any required development, education, whatever, 
the moment there appears a developer willing to maintain this.

Anton Zinoviev

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