Bug 1000216 - dracut reports errors if sysvinit-tools + initscripts are removed
dracut reports errors if sysvinit-tools + initscripts are removed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-08-22 21:10 EDT by abrouwers
Modified: 2015-02-18 06:24 EST (History)
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Description abrouwers 2013-08-22 21:10:44 EDT
Description of problem:

I was trying to remove initscripts, out of curiosity, on an f19 system; I found only that vte3 was my last dependent package on initscripts; after rebuilding it + removing the package, dracut produces the following:

bash-4.2# dracut -f
E: Directories consolefonts, consoletrans, keymaps, unimaps not found.  Please inform us about the issue including your OS name and version.
dracut-install: ERROR: installing 'pidof'
E: /usr/lib/dracut/dracut-install -D /var/tmp/initramfs.Afke0S -a mount mknod mkdir pidof sleep chroot sed ls flock cp mv dmesg rm ln rmmod mkfifo umount readlink setsid

I'm not sure about the first error, but the second appears to be because pidof is missing; perhaps dracut should not depend on this binary, or depend on the package providing it?
Comment 2 abrouwers 2013-08-23 17:47:51 EDT
Sorry, but not quite:

bash-4.2# dracut -f
dracut-install: ERROR: installing 'setfont'
dracut-install: ERROR: installing 'loadkeys'
dracut-install: ERROR: installing 'kbd_mode'
/usr/lib/dracut/dracut-install -D /var/tmp/initramfs.8ATyJl -a setfont loadkeys kbd_mode stty
find: '/keymaps': No such file or directory
dracut-install: ERROR: installing '/consolefonts/latarcyrheb-sun16.*'
/usr/lib/dracut/dracut-install -D /var/tmp/initramfs.8ATyJl /consolefonts/latarcyrheb-sun16.*

This is using an RPM build from the f20 src RPM, built in mock:

bash-4.2# rpm -q dracut
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