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Re: [PATCH 3/3] dracut has initrd-generic-<version> instead of initrd-<version> (#519185)



On Wed, 2009-09-02 at 10:26 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> As one of the persons involved in dracut and in integrating dracut into the
> distribution I'm rather surprised to hear this.
> 
> Where has this been discussed ? Were are the bugs for the situations where
> this does not work properly ?
> 
> Also as one of the mkinitrd maintainers I would like to know if we're sticking
> with mkinitrd for Fedora 12, as there are some open issues which would be
> really good to fix before the beta if we go this way.
> 

The fact that it wasn't turned on at Alpha means it really shouldn't be
on now, not without FESCo approval.

We've got some licensing concerns with a pre-generated binary blob of
bits from other packages being shipped with the kernel package, and the
kernel srpm doesn't have any sources to match those binary blobs.

Those are my biggest issues.  I'd much prefer to see work continue on
dracut and have it available for F-12 users, but not default.  We only
have one more major test point, the Beta, and there is very little time
after the beta to repair such a critical function as our initrd
generation, and no opportunity to test such repairs.  It is simply too
late for F-12.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- FreedomĀ² is a feature!
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