[arch-dev-public] [signoff] util-linux 2.19-3

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 13:55:10 EST 2011

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Ionuț Bîru <ibiru at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 02/22/2011 08:43 PM, Dan McGee wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 5:35 AM, Ionuț Bîru<ibiru at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> The util-linux-ng project has been renamed back to util-linux.
>> Huge -1 on this one.
>> I just hosed my system during an upgrade, trimmed log below. The
>> explanation- when we do replaces in pacman, we do all of the removes
>> upfront. This is by no means ideal, we should fix this, but it isn't
>> happening tomorrow. So during this upgrade where both the kernel and
>> util-linux are being installed, we have a period of time where the
>> util-linux utilities are not on the system, we try to generate our
>> initrd, and then we fail to locate the blkid binary. I didn't even see
>> this until I rebooted and got dropped to a shell; thankfully the
>> rootfstype parameter exists.
>> I can guarantee we get bug reports if we let this situation make its
>> way to core; I'm not sure what the solution is but this definitely
>> doesn't work as is.
> as a temporally solution, i think we should bump dependency for mkinitcpio
> to util-linux>=2.19 and to kernel26/lts to mkinitcpio>=fixed ?

Taking tpowa's answer into account too, I think Ionuț's proposed
solution is the more "proper", especially since mkinitcpio has a
dependency on util-linux(-ng) already.


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