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

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Mon Nov 4 05:04:15 UTC 2019

On 11/01/2019 05:06 PM, Eli Schwartz via arch-general wrote:
> Our dracut packager tried to get in touch with the dracut developer,
> after a lack of success for quite some time it seems that the individual
> in question was on... parental leave, IIRC? I'm not sure what the
> current status is.

Now that does not bode well as something to build your setup around. I have
dracut working fine on openSUSE, so I know it will work, but I sure haven't
had any problems with the current way Arch does it.

Unless there is a reliable (and responsive) upstream, I don't see the benefit
(or wisdom) of patching a project that is somewhat "on-hold" just to say we
have dracut and moving to it. SuSE has a lot of resources to direct toward the
issue. Personally I've always found the Arch KISS philosophy the better approach.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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