Re: The lost cramfs patch (was: Debian Investigation Report after Server Compromises)
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Florian Ernst" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 11:37 AM
>Subject: Re: The lost cramfs patch (was: Debian Investigation Report
after Server Compromises)
>>On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 12:06:35AM +0100, Benedict Verheyen wrote:
>>Heh. Then it's kind of logical that i don't find any package ;)
>Well, It's simply that I don't know about a place for downloading it,
>but this doesn't necessarily mean there isn't any... ;)
>>It's indeed mentioned that you don't need one for a single machine.
>>Anyway, even if you do use an initrd, you can do it without cramfs
>>apparently by chagning the mkinitrd.conf file
>>There you have to change the MKINITRD but i'm not sure what
>>you can put in place of the mkcramfs there.
>I just read you could use romfs instead of cramfs by using genromfs,
>but as I actually have never had the need to use initrd at all I
>simply cannot be sure.
I found a mail on the developers mailing list that shows how to make
an initrd without the cramfs patch. One can use the following in the
MKIMAGE="genromfs -d %s -f %s"
This would mean that the "lost" cramfs patch can remain lost since
one doesn't really need it :)