[arch-general] [arch-announce] New kernel packages and mkinitcpio hooks

Kusoneko kusoneko at kusoneko.moe
Mon Nov 11 03:08:14 UTC 2019

On November 10, 2019 9:41:24 PM UTC, "Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Giancarlo Razzolini" <arch-announce at archlinux.org> wrote:
>All our official kernels: linux, linux-lts, linux-zen and
>linux-hardened, do not install the actual kernel to /boot anymore.
>The installation is done by mkinitcpio hooks and scripts, as well as
>removals. There is no need for any manual intervention.
>The intention is to make the kernel packages more self-contained, as
>well as making the boot process more flexible, while also keeping it
>backwards compatible.
>As of now, only mkinitcpio has hooks for handling kernels installations
>and removals. We do not ship any for dracut yet, but it will have
>similar hooks in the near feature.
>arch-announce mailing list
>arch-announce at archlinux.org

Hello, in the short time I've been subscribed to a bunch of these archlinux mailing lists, I've seen a few threads about mkinitcpio and dracut. What exactly are they for and what is the differences between the 2? Should one prefer to use dracut when equivalent support for it is implemented?
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