[arch-dev-public] [mkinitcpio][RFC] a better fallback image?

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sun Jul 29 18:18:40 EDT 2012

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> It seems to me that a more useful fallback image, would be one that is
> generated at compile-time, rather than at install-time, and shipped as
> a part of the kernel package. This would avoid user errors, and
> mkinitcpio run-time problems.
> This fallback image should contain the widest sets of hooks and
> modules so that it should work on any hardware and any setup (at least
> to the extent possible with our current hooks).

I put a PKGBUILD up on AUR[0]. Rather than making it part of the
kernel package, I made it separate (at Thomas' request). At least this
should make it easy to test without having to rebuild kernels.

At the moment it simply includes all the hooks I could think of. If,
in the future, we would like to add more features to it (e.g.  pacman,
arch-install-scripts or better networking tools), we should add
mkinitcpio hooks to the relevant pacakges.

Any thoughts?



[0]: <https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=61313>

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