Bug#619711: console-setup: breaks copying keymap to initramfs
[I am sending CC also to firstname.lastname@example.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.