Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 202370
RFE: provide 'nash' in an own package
Last modified: 2008-07-14 15:56:02 EDT
Description of problem:
'nash' and rest of 'mkinitrd' are having having different purposes and
should be packaged separately:
* 'nash' is required by 'initscripts', which in turn is required by a
lot of other package
* the kernel-install part of 'mkinitrd' has dependencies e.g. on lvm2
or cpio which are not required by a small amount of packages only
To reduce dependencies, it would be nice when 'nash' would be in an
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. build a minimal chroot environment with a simple daemon; e.g.
| yum --installroot /tmp/root vsftpd
stuff like lvm2 which is not needed for 'vsftpd' will be installed
Using Fedora Core 6 with development packages added, I have nash-6.0.2-1.
nash is linked against libraries that are in /usr/lib, but /usr is on a separate
partition mount point than /; hence, I am getting messages that says that
libraries are not found when nash is invoked at kernel boot time (in particular,
when the initrd scripts are being run at boot time).
The original bug is fixed in FC6. nash has its own package.