Debian Bug report logs - #630350
divert flash-kernel aside while building the chroot

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Package: live-build; Maintainer for live-build is Live Systems Maintainers <>; Source for live-build is src:live-build.

Reported by: Colin Watson <>

Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:33:16 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Found in version live-build/3.0~a20-1

Fixed in version live-build/3.0~a21-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Debian Live Project <>:
Bug#630350; Package live-build. (Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:33:24 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Colin Watson <>:
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From: Colin Watson <>
Subject: divert flash-kernel aside while building the chroot
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 10:31:26 +0100
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: live-build
Version: 3.0~a20-1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch
Usertags: origin-ubuntu ubuntu-patch oneiric

On ARM systems with flash-kernel installed, update-initramfs (at least;
possibly the kernel too) will try to install the new kernel and
initramfs into flash.  While this is fine for normal systems, it's not a
sane thing to do when building a live filesystem for another machine.
The simplest way to avoid this seems to be to divert flash-kernel aside
while building the chroot.  Patch attached.

(livecd-rootfs did this by setting a FLASH_KERNEL_SKIP=1 environment
variable, but that's difficult to support in live-build because of the
way the Chroot function cleans the environment, and in any case a
diversion is much neater.)


Colin Watson                                       []
[0001-Divert-flash-kernel-aside-while-building-the-chroot.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

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Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <>
Subject: Bug#630350: fixed in live-build 3.0~a21-1
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:02:52 +0000
Source: live-build
Source-Version: 3.0~a21-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
live-build, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/l/live-build/live-build-cgi_3.0~a21-1_all.deb
  to main/l/live-build/live-build_3.0~a21-1.debian.tar.gz
  to main/l/live-build/live-build_3.0~a21-1.dsc
  to main/l/live-build/live-build_3.0~a21-1_all.deb
  to main/l/live-build/live-build_3.0~a21.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Daniel Baumann <> (supplier of updated live-build package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:42:13 +0200
Source: live-build
Binary: live-build live-build-cgi
Architecture: source all
Version: 3.0~a21-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Live Project <>
Changed-By: Daniel Baumann <>
 live-build - Debian Live - System Build Scripts
 live-build-cgi - Debian Live - System Build Scripts (cgi frontend)
Closes: 627677 629637 630350
 live-build (3.0~a21-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Obtaining the live passes package selection information at the
     latest point to catch all other modifications in the package
   * Moving installation of live packages to second pass.
   * Removing now unecessary stagefile check in lb_source.
   * Correct lb cleans source removals.
   [ Colin Watson ]
   * Add --swap-file-path and --swap-file-size options (Closes: #629637).
   * Divert flash-kernel aside while building the chroot (Closes:
   * Add --initramfs-compression option (Closes: #627677).
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