[arch-dev-public] mkinitcpio 0.6 alpha - testing and help needed

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 14:18:37 EST 2010

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 24.01.2010 18:05, schrieb Thomas Bächler:
>> Quoted from http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/17298 (which is also to be
>> used for feedback, besides the threads on these mailing lists):
>> So, now something can be tested. I recommend using it in conjunction
>> with testing/udev only:
>> [kill-klibc]
>> Server = http://dev.archlinux.org/~thomas/kill-klibc/i686/
>> or
>> [kill-klibc]
>> Server = http://dev.archlinux.org/~thomas/kill-klibc/x86_64/
>> The standard hooks work, so do keymap, lvm2, encrypt. What does NOT work
>> is raid/mdadm/dmraid and root on NFS. I would appreciate any input and
>> patches w.r.t. those, as well as any testing. The v86d package also
>> needs to be fixed, but that is trivial.
>> device-mapper, lvm2 and cryptsetup have a weird "1.local" pkgrel so they
>> won't collide with the ones from the repo, sorry if that bothers anyone.
>> If you upgrade to this repositories, your existing mkinitcpio will be
>> replaced and all klibc packages will be gone too. So, if you try it,
>> please save your existing initramfs to a different filename as a
>> fallback, and do not perform kernel upgrades until you either confirmed
>> that it works, or downgraded to the klibc-based mkinitcpio.
> Bump! Virtually nobody has performed any testing (except the people I
> poked about it). Also, I still don't have fixed raid or dmraid hooks,
> nor any suggestion for implementing root on NFS (of the last three, I
> use neither). I could write raid, but I have no idea if it will work. I
> don't know what exactly needs to be done in the NFS case, because that
> was all hidden inside "ipconfig" from klibc.

Is is possible to just port the ipconfig binary from klibc for this
purpose? It's already tested

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