[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] New kernel packages and mkinitcpio hooks
anon.amish at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 01:52:30 UTC 2019
On 11/11/19 3:11 am, Giancarlo Razzolini via arch-dev-public wrote:
> Hi All,
> As most of you have noticed already, the kernel packages had some
> recent changes
> where they do not install the kernel to /boot, as well as they do not
> have any kmod 
> nor mkinitcpio hooks anymore. Neither they do install mkinitcpio
> presets .
> Also, kernel removals are handled by mkinitcpio as well. We want to
> make the boot process more
> flexible, while also keeping it backwards compatible by default. There
> are a few changes I have
> planned for the next mkinitcpio release  that will help even
> further to achieve this.
Thank you for the detailed explanation. However I have a question
related to this change.
Due to e1000e related bug in kernel 5.3, few of systems that I manage
are still on kernel 5.2.5.
# pacman -Q kmod mkinitcpio linux linux-lts
I am planning to do full system upgrade except linux package.
i.e. pacman -Syu --ignore linux --ignore linux-lts
Would the change in mkinitcpio and /boot create a broken system for me?
You have written it is backward compatible. So do you mean it is
backward compatible with older linux / linux-lts?
In short, can I upgrade the system while still keeping older linux
packages (till the e1000e bug is not resolved)?
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