Bug 190917 - Add support for /sbin/linuxrc.local
Summary: Add support for /sbin/linuxrc.local
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-05-06 14:05 UTC by Kasper Dupont
Modified: 2009-05-05 21:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-05-05 21:33:38 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch implementing requested feature (469 bytes, patch)
2006-05-06 14:07 UTC, Kasper Dupont
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Description Kasper Dupont 2006-05-06 14:05:37 UTC
Description of problem:
In some cases it is convenient with hooks for local customizations such as the
already existing /sbin/halt.local hook.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create /sbin/linuxrc.local executable
Actual results:
It does not get executed

Expected results:
It is executed by linuxrc on bootup.

Additional info:
Patch on the way.

Comment 1 Kasper Dupont 2006-05-06 14:07:00 UTC
Created attachment 128693 [details]
Patch implementing requested feature

Comment 2 Till Maas 2006-07-12 11:00:00 UTC
I would like to have the possibility to customize the initrd but not only with a
local linuxrc. I suggest that mkinitrd should source scripts that are in
/etc/sysconfig/mkinitrd-scripts or /etc/mkinitrd-scripts. This make it possible
to add also own files to the initrd, e.g. binaries for userland-suspend

Comment 3 Kasper Dupont 2006-07-12 11:14:29 UTC
I have realized that my patch does not nearly add all the hooks which could be
needed. I have also found a need for a hook later in linuxrc after modules have
been loaded. And I'd also like a way to bind mount a subdirectory of some file
system and use that as root rather than using a full file system as root. If
someone can come up with a simple way to have such different hooks in linuxrc,
it would make installation easier for me.

Comment 4 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 11:38:38 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?


Comment 5 Till Maas 2007-01-22 22:52:17 UTC
This feature seems not to be implemented in FC6, too.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 12:01:11 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:12:38 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we 
are closing this bug. 

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version 
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Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 01:49:27 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2009-05-05 21:33:38 UTC
mkinitrd at this point is "critical bugfixes only" and this certainly doesn't qualify.  The likely successor, dracut, already has some functionality like this and with any luck will be used for F12.  But for the purposes of mkinitrd, this is a WONTFIX

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