On Sun, 2014-07-06 at 22:25 +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote: > Hi, > > I intend to add a new debconf template in the linux package, that will > appear on mips/mipsel systems. As English is a foreign language for me > I appreciate if some people can review it. Thanks in advance. > > Best regards, > Aurelien > > > Index: debian/templates/image.plain.templates.in > =================================================================== > --- debian/templates/image.plain.templates.in (révision 21498) > +++ debian/templates/image.plain.templates.in (copie de travail) > @@ -36,3 +36,17 @@ > . > It is highly recommended to abort the kernel removal unless you are > prepared to fix the system after removal. > + > +Template: linux-image-@abiname@@localversion@/postinst/mips-initrd-@abiname@@localversion@ > +Type: note > +_Description: Boot loader configuration must be updated > + Historically MIPS kernels were compiled so that they can boot without > + initrd (i.e. with disk and filesystem drivers built-in), as some bootloaders > + did not support booting with an initrd. This isn't the case anymore, so this > + image now uses initrd. > + . > + Your current kernel has been booted without initrd. Please make sure to > + configure your bootloader to use initrd, otherwise there is a danger that > + the system will fail to boot. Your system might still be able to boot > + without initrd, but this likely won't be the case for the next versions > + of this package. This doesn't seem specific enough. It also doesn't seem to accurately report what's changing now - as far as I know, you haven't yet modularised anything that was built-in. I would write something like: Boot loader configuration must be updated to load initramfs This kernel package will build an 'initramfs' file (/boot/initrd.img-@abiname@) that should be loaded by the boot loader in addition to the kernel itself. The initramfs enables a more flexible boot process, and it is likely that future kernel versions will not boot without an initramfs. . The currently running kernel has been booted without an initramfs. You should reconfigure your boot loader to load the initramfs for Linux version @abiname@ and for each later version. But I think that still needs improvement, for example to say clearly that each kernel version needs its own initramfs. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Quantity is no substitute for quality, but it's the only one we've got.
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