[arch-general] New kernel packages and mkinitcpio hooks? What does this mean to the average user?
David C. Rankin
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Mon Nov 11 10:50:01 UTC 2019
I have read the latest note from 11-10-19 at archlinux.org, e.g.
New kernel packages and mkinitcpio hooks
However, I'm still left confused exactly "What this means to the average
user?" When I read:
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.
That tells me that I am not going to have to change the way I update kernels
and that I won't have to do anything special to ensure all current hooks are
run (mdadm_udev, etc...). The only changes I see in the mkinitcpio.pacnew file
is that all double-quotes have been replaced by parenthesis, e.g.
HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block mdadm_udev filesystems keyboard fsck"
HOOKS=(base udev autodetect modconf block mdadm_udev filesystems keyboard fsck)
Which appears to effectively turn HOOKS into a bash array instead of a simple
But beyond that I don't see anything that will have an impact on how kernels
are installed or removed on update. Am I missing something there?
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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