Reported by: "Edward J. Shornock" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 06:33:03 UTC
Found in version kernel-package/9.008.4
Fixed in version kernel-package/10.011
Done: Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com>
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Package: kernel-package Version: 9.008.4 Severity: normal When installing a newly built kernel, I received the following error message: # dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.14-1-k7_workstation.1_i386.deb Selecting previously deselected package linux-image-2.6.14-1-k7. (Reading database ... 173674 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking linux-image-2.6.14-1-k7 (from linux-image-2.6.14-1-k7_workstation.1_i386.deb) ... You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version 2.6.14-1-k7) while running a kernel of version 2.6.14-rc4-1-k7, but you have no suitable ramdisk generation tool installed among /usr/sbin/mkinitrd /usr/sbin/mkinitrd.yaird /usr/sbin/mkinitramfs. This will break the installation, unless a suitable ramdisk generation tool is also being installed right now. Could not find . at /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/preinst line 228. Setting up linux-image-2.6.14-1-k7 (workstation.1) ... Failed to find suitable ramdisk generation tool for kernel version 2.6.14-1-k7 on running kernel 2.6.14-rc4-1-k7 in /usr/sbin/mkinitrd /usr/sbin/mkinitrd.yaird /usr/sbin/mkinitramfs dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.14-1-k7 (--install): subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2 Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-2.6.14-1-k7 ---- /usr/sbin/mkinitrd DOES exist on the system. $ ls -l /usr/sbin/mkinitrd -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 29308 2005-10-24 03:09 /usr/sbin/mkinitrd After installing yaird, I was able to install the kernel. -- System Information: Debian Release: testing/unstable APT prefers unstable APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental') Architecture: i386 (i686) Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash Kernel: Linux 2.6.14-rc4-1-k7 Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) Versions of packages kernel-package depends on: ii dpkg 22.214.171.124.1 package maintenance system for Deb ii dpkg-dev 1.13.11 package building tools for Debian ii gcc [c-compiler] 4:4.0.2-1 The GNU C compiler ii gcc-3.3 [c-compiler] 1:3.3.6-10 The GNU C compiler ii gcc-4.0 [c-compiler] 4.0.2-3 The GNU C compiler ii make 3.80-11 The GNU version of the "make" util ii perl 5.8.7-7 Larry Wall's Practical Extraction Versions of packages kernel-package recommends: ii bzip2 1.0.2-10 high-quality block-sorting file co ii libc6-dev [libc-dev] 2.3.5-7 GNU C Library: Development Librari -- no debconf information
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tags 336418 + fixed-in-experimental thanks Hi, This is not a bug. initrd-tools are not viable post 2.6.12. Unfortunately, the version of kernel-package in Sid does not correctly modify the Depends: line. The Version in experimental does this: Depends: yaird (>= 0.0.11-8) | linux-initramfs-tools, coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0) Suggests: lilo (>= 19.1) | grub, fdutils, linux-doc-2.6.14-skas3-v9-pre7 | linux-source-2.6.14-skas3-v9-pre7 Provides: linux-image, linux-image-2.6 manoj -- Man is demolishing nature ... We are killing things that keep us alive. Thor Heyerdahl Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/> 1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B 924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C
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Package: kernel-package Version: 10.011 kernel-package (10.011) unstable; urgency=low * Bug fix: "DEBIAN/ directory doesn't appear to exist at image_clean_hook time", thanks to Don Armstrong. Moved the hooks for image and headers later in the process. (Closes: #339659). * Bug fix: "kernel-package: kernel-image-deb mentioned in README.gz but removed in 10.x", thanks to Marc Haber. Well. The new name is stamp-kernel-image. Changed docs, and added kernel-image-deb temporarily as an alias. (Closes: #340978). -- Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> Thu, 1 Dec 2005 15:30:27 -0600 kernel-package (10.010) experimental; urgency=low * Bug fix: "kernel-package: Fails to build ppc64 2.6.14 kernel", thanks to Juergen Kreileder. Sven Luther provided the patch (Closes: #338449). -- Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu, 10 Nov 2005 21:47:09 -0600 kernel-package (10.009) experimental; urgency=low * The long obsolete --flavour option is now gone, and --apend-to-version should be used. Also, --append-to-version may soon be superceded with --abi, stay tuned. * Speed up the stripping code in kernel header packages, by only looking at the scripts directory (which was the only place with the elf binaries). -- Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> Wed, 9 Nov 2005 22:55:55 -0600 kernel-package (10.008) experimental; urgency=low * Well, it turns out that only on some architectures do we havea binary using a dynamically loaded shared library, so the call to dpkg-shlibs was failing on the others. Now, go throug a complex dance in which we either call dpkg-shlibs, or edit the control file using Perl, so that both cases can be catered to. -- Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 8 Nov 2005 08:51:08 -0600 kernel-package (10.007) experimental; urgency=low * Aaargh, typo in the kernel header rules. * The generated packages should not have native version numbers by default, since they are not really debain native packages. The problem was that the default version generated did not have a -, so chnaged that value. The files affected are kernel-pkg.conf, README, kernel/ruleset/misc/version_vars.mk , kernel-pkg.conf.5, kernel/docs/README, kernel/ruleset/misc/config.mk. * While looking at Lintian errors, I noticed that apparently kernel-headers package carries with it an elf binary, and thus should depend on the shared libraries -- but did not. Fixed now by a search and a call to dpkg-shlibs. Various minor nitpicks in the default Control file also fixed. * We also added a make snippet to find and strip the binaries we need to run dpkg-shlibs upon, since that is the policy. * kernel/ruleset/targets/image.mk: Export the variable IMAGE_TOP before calling scripts in $(SRCTOP)/debian/image.d and debian/post-install, since that is what they expected. Bad idea changing an exposed interface. * kernel/pkg/image/postrm: Call purge to remove the questions from debconf database when the package is purged. -- Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> Tue, 8 Nov 2005 01:03:49 -0600 kernel-package (10.006) experimental; urgency=low * Hmm. We need to take special care of the case in which the kernel-headers are installed after the kernel-image has been; and the build symlink is not setr. In this case, the header postinst now correctly installs the build symlink. -- Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon, 7 Nov 2005 12:44:21 -0600 kernel-package (10.005) experimental; urgency=low * Bug fix: "kernel/image.postinst should mention GRUB", thanks to Martin Michlmayr. Well, I don't see why we should mention _any_ boot loader at all, so we are no longer biased against grub. (Closes: #336927) * Bug fix: "kernel-package: Using dpkg --remove followed by dpkg --install does not restore the kernel package", thanks to Daniel Jacobowitz. Also: "kernel-package tells me we're being reinstalled AND updated". Actually, the installed/updated is just sematics; when you reinstall a kernel image you are updating it, and vice versa. The actual problem was that while the symbolic links were removed when the package was removed, dpkg passed the last-version-configured to the postinst, and we took that as evidence that the package had been installed before -- which, while true, did not take into account that the package was currently uninstalled. The fix is to always see if a missing symlink needs to be installed, and not touch existing symlinks. (Closes: #336733, #336517). * Added kernel/pkg/headers/create_link as an example. The user can install it in the postinst.d directory to set up the /lib/modules/foo/build symlink to point to the kernel-headers. This is not needed, since the kernel-image postinst already checks in the /usr/src/ directory for an installed kernel headers package. * Convert the image prerm scripts to debconf as well, the questions are asked if we try to remove the running kernel image, or if we are removing a kernel version mentioned in boot loader configuration. * Have the minimal.mk not overwrite the control or the changelog file. * Added a whole slew of config files, and updated older ones, to bring the configurations offered up by default to be more in line with official kernels. * Fixed substitutions in the kernel image package, there was a duplicate =B substitution. * Ran lintian on all the generated packages. Fixed FSF address in all the copyright notices, and fixed case in the templates file as well. This shall be the last experimental release, barring major problems. -- Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> Mon, 7 Nov 2005 10:44:39 -0600 kernel-package (10.004) experimental; urgency=low * Bug fix: "using debconf", thanks to Robert Millan (Closes: #115884) * Bug fix: "does not install non-interactively", thanks to Matt Kraai (Closes: #247782) * This fine tunes the dependencies between targets. All of the package building targets are ones that insert themselves into the normal flow of policy specified targets, so they must hook themselves into the stream. That means, in essence, that they must depend on the configure and corresponding build targets (with stamps) and ensure that the prep work is all done before they are invoked. The advantage is that nothing is going to be remade more often than it needs to. It also means we do not need to produce as many stamp files. So, the only dependencies on any of the intermediate targets are targets that have not been registered into the ladder created in rulesets/common/targets.mk * The kernel image maintainer scripts have been greatly changed. Firstly, they now use debconf; and a number of questions have been moved to the config file (create-kimage-link-$version, old-initrd-link, old-dir-initrd-link, old-system-map-link) while others are asked conditionally in the postinst (depmod-error, depmod-error-initrd, bootloader-test-error, bootloader-error). The postinst has also become far less verbose; the users are far better educated a decade after this was written, and there are other sources of information about booting than the postinst of a kernel image. * The preinst also uses debconf. All the questions asked are still here -- we just use debconf to ask the user. Also, the priority, and need to break non-interactive installs was re-evaluated, and the preinst breaks in far fewer cases than it did before. * Second, the postinst gets rid of the code that generated boot floppies and created lilo.conf (that latter was probably illegal under current policy anyway). The do_boot_enable and do_boot_floppy configuration variables in /etc/kernel-img.conf are now invalid. * Also, the source tree is not automatically cleaned; the do_clean configuration variable, and the environment variable CLEAN_SOURCE are now control if the source tree is optionally cleaned after the kernel image package is built. -- Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu, 3 Nov 2005 23:26:29 -0600 kernel-package (10.003) experimental; urgency=low * Bug fix: "can not clean up the kernel source tree", thanks to Chun-Chung Chen. (Closes: #336409) * Bug fix: "kernel-package creates packages depending on linux-initramfs-tools, should use linux-initramfs-tool", thanks to Thomas Luzat. (Closes: #336724) * Bug fix: "/usr/share/doc/kernel-package seems to contain broken symlinks", thanks to Thomas Luzat (Closes: #336744) * This is a major reorganization of the rules file that helps create kernel related packages. The crusty old mechanism has been removed, the targets are now streamlined, and the policy mandated dependencies are now called out into a separate file. This should allow a future enhancement to allow end users to override the behavior of kernel-package in a fine grained fashion. Also, separating out the variable setting for each arch into a separate file should facilitate the delegation of that file to the person responsible for kernel images for that architecture. And, separating out the policy mandated targets into fine grained double colon targets allows people to add in any additional make targets for a particular architecture, something long requested. One of the factors that made the build mechanism so complex was that the rules file had a dual purpose: Initially, when ./debian was not present or not populated, it was responsible for populating that, and then it was responsible for building the kernel packages, incorporating any user customizations. Unfortunately, since Make reads all the commands at startup, it was difficult to incorporate any customizations, but the modularization of the rules file makes it possible to have two top level files, a minimal make file whose sole responsibility is to populate ./debian (and run clean even when ./debian does not exist), and which uses some of the same variable setting make snippets that the final top level Make file uses when it resides in ./debian. The task of deciding which top level makefile to use has now been relegated to /usr/bin/make-kpkg -- which, if there ./debian is empty or not present, first calls the minimal Makefile to populate it, and _then_ calls the real ./debian/rules file to perform the actual task that it was asked. This little intelligence in make-kpkg allows the minimal makefile, and ./debian/rules, to be far simpler, and allows them to conform to the standards my other Debian packages adhere to. The goal of this release was to handle the bugs in the previous experimental release, but to create a set of packages indistinguishable from the ones created before. Pointedly, non-of the minor lacunae in the Debian kernel image postinst scripts have been addressed yet. Also, the build process is a little more verbose at the moment than it needs to be. -- Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> Wed, 2 Nov 2005 14:16:19 -0600 kernel-package (10.002) experimental; urgency=low * Bug fix: "kernel-package: Problem with kernel_version.mk causes build fauilure", thanks to Horms (Closes: #335993). * This is a fairly large reorganization of the directory and file layout for the package. Instead of a mostly flat directory structure with a giant monolithic rules files, we are moving towards a more organized structure, with finer granularity of files, which may in the future facilitate third party replacement and overriding of parts of the build mechanism. Also, this reorganization may make the overall structure easier to see (though it may also result in it being harder to get the big picture, but I doubt that). This time around, I am trying to keep substantive changes to a minimum, so files have just been broken up, moved around, but the package should still more or less behave the way that it always did (apart from changing the stem). * kernel/rules (DEBDIR): Test to see if we have ./debian/kernel_version.mk, since all kinds of other people create ./debian * Makefile (install): Adjust for the reorganization of the files, since the source files are no longer in their previous locations. Keep the destination mostly the same. * kernel/rules: This is the one file that has faced the brunt of the changes. Large chunks of it have been moved out into separate chunks included in this file. The major addition has been are mechanisms to allow the file to be broken up. The parts removed are o) dpkg-architecture variable are now moved out to ruleset/common/archvars.mk o) The variables set in the file have mostly been moved to ruleset/local-vars.mk, which shall be further broken up into smaller parts o) For example, the per arch variable settings have already been moved out of ruleset/local-vars.mk into ruleset/architecture.mk -- and shall be further fragmented into files in ruleset/arches/, so that it would be easier to delegate ownership to domain experts. o) The action/rules part of the file have been broken out to ruleset/local.mk -- and shall be broken out into ruleset/common/targets.mk (which contain policy mandated targets, and their dependencies, and ruleset/actual_rules.mk, where the grunt work shall be done. It may make sense to further divide ruleset/actual_rules.mk into separate files for images, headers, doc, and manual packages. At a later stage, actually installing files into ./debian/tmp-<something> shall be separated out from the subsequent packaging into separate targets (probably in the same file), to allow finer granularity for debugging. -- Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri, 28 Oct 2005 09:03:41 -0500 kernel-package (10.001) experimental; urgency=low * Bug fix: "doesn't install: Internal Error: Could not find image (/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-xxs1500)", thanks to Martin Michlmayr. Well, calling kimage vmlinux.srec was breaking the postinst. However, kimage does not seem to be used anywhere except in determining the next value, namely, kimagesrc -- so I just added .srec to kimagesrc, and thus eliminated the need for hacking the postinst. So the fix was earlier in the build process, and not deferred to the postinst. (Closes: #333220). * Acknowledge the changes made for initrd stuff in the NMU series. Thanks to Sven Luther for the work. I have made some changes, for example, instead of hard-coding the list of initrd tools one considers in the installation phase, now one can set that list by editing /etc/kernel-pkg.conf -- and this replaces the hard coded list. Of course, the admin at the target location can still over-ride that list by editing /etc/kernel-img.con (note, not the same as /etc/kernel-pkg.conf above); this makes things slightly more flexible. Also, the list of commands does not have to be the fully qualified path, the postinst and preinst use the PATH variable to find the commands. * kernel-img.conf.5: Document the fact that the ramdisk variable can now be a space separated list of init ram disk creation commands, which need to also support the --supported-host-version and --supported-target-version options, just like mkinitrd does. This is the list tried at installation time. * kernel-pkg.conf.5: Document the fact that one can provide the default values for the list by setting INITRD_CMD, but this list can be overridden by the one in kernel-img.conf.5. However, the defaults are set to a subset of "mkinitrd mkinitrd.yaird mkinitramfs", the subset being decided based on the version of the kernel being built, so one should refrain from setting this manually -- unless one knows what one is doing. * kernel/image.postrm, kernel/image.prerm: Added new variable for the initrd dependency, and also modified the variable ramdisk to be a space separated list of commands, not just a single command. * kernel/image.postinst, kernel/image.preinst: Added new variable for the initrd dependency, and also modified the variable ramdisk to be a space separated list of commands, not just a single command. (find_inird_tool): Added function to determine the list of viable initrd creation tools present on the target system, and use it to select which tool to use for creating the ram fs. * Bug fix: "'man make-kpkg' typo: 'thatthis'", thanks to A Costa (Closes: #335316). -- Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> Tue, 25 Oct 2005 04:00:35 -0500 -- "I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs." Mencken Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/> 1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B 924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C
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