Automatic initramfs regeneration

Registered by Matt Zimmerman on 2005-10-19

From time to time, various packages are updated which affect the initramfs build process (initramfs-tools, usplash, etc.). These changes currently have no effect until the user either upgrades their kernel or manually runs mkinitramfs or equivalent from the command line.

We want these changes to propagate immediately, because they often incorporate bugfixes, and it is better to make the changes up front than to have them happen later unexpectedly during a kernel upgrade (such as a security update).

This process should also notify the user that they need to reboot.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Martin Pitt
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Ben Collins
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Adam Conrad
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for dapper
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16
Completed by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16

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Reviewed by \sh, 5 Nov.
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Reviewed by mdz, 2005-11-09
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BenC: Most of the implementation was done in kernel-package (kernel postinst/postrm scripts come from there). Completed 2005-12-01.

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