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

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Thu Oct 31 21:45:09 UTC 2019

On 10/31/2019 01:30 PM, Giancarlo Razzolini via arch-general wrote:
> Em outubro 31, 2019 15:11 Geo Kozey escreveu:
>> What was the reason for not using kernel-install[1] standard instead of
>> all of those Arch's exclusive hooks again??
>> https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/kernel-install.html
>> Yours sincerely
>> G. K.
> There are several reasons for not using it. It's overly complex, it does a
> lot of assumptions for you, among other things. That doesn't mean it
> *can't* be used by the users. We are taking baby steps on making the
> booting process on Arch overall more flexible.
> You can *right now* completely override the mkinitcpio hooks and, install
> and deal with the kernel *any* way you want. Want to not use /boot? Can do.
> Want to stuff everything on /efi? Can do. Want a hook that will build your
> efistub and update entries? Can do. This update opens up lots of
> possibilities, while also maintaining (some) backward compatibility.

As long as my mdadm arrays continue to assemble and I don't end up with a dead
remote-supported box on reboot -- I'm all for it.

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

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