Bug 166954

Summary: Pass additional parameters to mkinitrd in new-kernel-pkg
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Keith Moore <keithmo>
Component: mkinitrdAssignee: Peter Jones <pjones>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: rawhideCC: shiva
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Pass site-specific parameters to mkinitrd none

Description Keith Moore 2005-08-28 20:49:06 UTC
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Description of problem:
It is often necessary to pass additional parameters (i.e. --with-usb) to mkinitrd when installing a new kernel. This could be done more easily if new-kernel-pkg honored a MKINITRDOPTIONS variable which could be set in /etc/sysconfig/kernel. I've attached a simple patch which implements this.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
mkinitrd-4.2.21-1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install new kernel rpm.
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Comment 1 Keith Moore 2005-08-28 20:50:44 UTC
Created attachment 118196 [details]
Pass site-specific parameters to mkinitrd

Comment 2 Kenneth Porter 2005-10-22 02:05:21 UTC
A related request can be found in bug 171522 which could potentially use the
same sysconfig mechanism.

Comment 3 John Poelstra 2008-07-08 03:55:03 UTC
triaged-patch present

Comment 4 Peter Jones 2009-02-17 19:26:39 UTC
This should be handled with /etc/sysconfig/mkinitrd rather than through a mechanism like this.