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Re: Final resolution for the kernel-package ramdisk handling project ...

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On Sun, 23 Oct 2005 18:41:11 +0200
Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:

>   4) In the default case (no ramdisk= field), or in case of a list of
> tools, we first check for the existence of the tools, and then check
> if they support the --supported-* option and also claim to support
> the user configuration (host ans target version). It will eliminate
> all the tools not conforming to this, and chose the first of the
> remaining ones, and fail if no tools is left.

Not quite. What we agreed on was Vorlon's psudocode[1], except the use
of debconf.

Your description above ignores legacy ramdisk tools when part of a
list[2]. We agreed on including legacy tools even when not explicitly
set in /etc/kernel-kpg.conf.

With this one exception, I agree with you, and thank you for the fine

 - Jonas

[1] http://minbar.dodds.net/~vorlon/k-p-pseudocode

[2] Even though all three major ramdisk tools (initrd-tools,
initramfs-tools and yaird) now supports the new query mode, debian
contains other ramdisk tools - and users may rely on other tools as
well. Some may do so by redirecting to another tool
using /etc/kernel-kpg.cfg which is irrelevant for this nitpicking, but
others may use dpkg-divert with an mkinitrd wrapper.

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