[arch-general] new packaging of the kernel/mkinitcpio/kmod

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Mon Nov 4 00:05:01 UTC 2019

On 11/3/19 4:02 PM, Giancarlo Razzolini wrote:

> I'm as of now writing hooks for dracut to be able to install the kernel, as
> mkinitcpio does, and I'm considering have a preset config, like mkinicpio,
> so it gives the user the ability to decide how dracut is ran.
> Other than that, given that dracut is slightly different than mkinitcpio, I
> don't think these hooks should be overworked. On the other hand, the kernel
> installation will be somewhat inflexible if done only to /boot.
> I think initially it'll be like that, but then we can use dracut's
> configuration
> for this.
> Regards,
> Giancarlo Razzolini

Thank you ... I really like dracut - it works well.
Only suggestion I'd make is adding "--mdadmconf" perhaps by default -
though I can see it both ways for those who don't use RAID - if its easy
to add that would also be totally fine.

Thanks again.


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