[Filesystems-devel] Bug#804241: Please update initramfs in postinst (maybe)

Steve McIntyre steve at einval.com
Fri Nov 6 13:54:03 UTC 2015

Source: f2fs-tools
Version: 1.4.1-1
Severity: important
Tags: d-i


Since the move to systemd as the default init system, the initramfs
will attempt to fsck and mount both / and /usr (where applicable). To
aid this, initramfs-tools will copy necessary filesystem tools into
the initramfs when it is generated.

To make this work well, all filesystem tools packages for filesystems
that are likely to be used for / and/or /usr should call
"update-initramfs -u" in their postinst. This will

 (a) ensure that necesssary fsck tools are included in the initramfs
     generated by debian-installer (see #801961 for an example failure
     here); and
 (b) ensure that bug fixes to fsck tools get included immediately in
     the initramfs

I've checked your package and I don't see any update-initramfs
calls. Please add one, if you consider f2fs to be a likely/sensible
option as a base (/ or /usr) filesystem. If you'd like help doing that
postinst work, I can supply a patch - just ask!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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