On Mon, 2014-07-07 at 10:03 +0100, Justin B Rye wrote: > Ben Hutchings wrote: > > 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. > > Also putting the word "MIPS" back in to reassure users this really is > aimed at them: Good point. [...] > I also might have suggested moving this from a debconf note to a > NEWS.Debian file, but that would reduce its visibility (since > apt-listchanges only shows them when you're upgrading a new version > of an already-installed package). We can and have worked around that by putting a NEWS.Debian file in the metapackages built from linux-latest. However, in this case there is a risk of failure to boot in the future, so the message should appear even for people that don't use apt-listchanges. NEWS.Debian also isn't translateable. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Quantity is no substitute for quality, but it's the only one we've got.
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