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Re: sid: yaird: -t invalid flag option in kernel image install

On Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 09:35:05AM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2010-10-05 09:06 +0200, Joel Roth wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 08:51:10AM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> >> 
> >> The yaird package appears to be unmaintained and broken.  Why are you
> >> using it?
> >
> > I'm not using it! The above linux-image package invokes it.
> >
> > I never asked for it. If I remove yaird, the linux-image package
> > complains that it doesn't find mkinitrd.yaird.
> Strange.  Did you try to purge the yaird package?

Yes, didn't help.
> Grepping for yaird in /etc might also reveal something.

Nope. No yaird there, either.
> > Even if I generate the initrd.img file using a different
> > utility, the linux-image package still tries (and fails)
> > to invoke mkinitrd.yaird every time.
> >
> > I have installed update-initramfs, however the linux-image
> > package still looks for yaird.
> I think you mean initramfs-tools rather than update-initramfs.

The latter utility is part of the former package.

I used update-initramfs to create the initrd.img.
To satisfy apt, I made a dummy mkinitrd.yaird script
with the one line 'exit 0'.

> > Nothing in /etc/alternatives suggests an alterative.
> Well, initramfs generators are not managed through alternatives.  Maybe
> they should, but 99% of all Debian users just use initramfs-tools which
> is the only one supported by the Debian kernel team and generally works
> well.

I never deliberately chose yaird that I can remember,
and the internet is scattered with complaints by people encountering
a similar problem. 

$ apt-cache show linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64

	Depends: module-init-tools, linux-base (>= 2.6.32-15),
	initramfs-tools (>= 0.55) | linux-initramfs-tool 

linux-initramfs-tool is provided by the yaird package,
so this utility is considered officially supported by 
Debian sid.



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Joel Roth

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