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

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 30 06:03:56 EDT 2012

Am 30.07.2012 11:55, schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
> Am 30.07.2012 00:18, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
>> 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?
>> Cheers,
>> Tom
>> [0]: <https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=61313>
> It'll be better to make it a split of the linux package to make sure
> modules are compatible.
As far as I understand covers it everything so no need to be compatible
with the installed kernel.

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org

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