Bug 430718 - mkinitrd failure without System.map
mkinitrd failure without System.map
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-29 11:09 EST by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2009-06-10 03:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-10 03:51:35 EDT
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fix-depmod-invocation.patch (867 bytes, patch)
2008-01-29 11:09 EST, Mark McLoughlin
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Description Mark McLoughlin 2008-01-29 11:09:59 EST
I tried to create an initrd for a kernel I built myself and got something like:

  $> mkinitrd -f /boot/initrd-2.6.24.img 2.6.24
  FATAL: Could not open '/boot/System.map-2.6.24': No such file or directory

An initrd was produced, but trying to boot it totally failed because there was
no modules.dep.

The fix seems simple:

-/sbin/depmod -F /boot/System.map-$kernel -a -b $MNTIMAGE $kernel
+/sbin/depmod -a -b $MNTIMAGE $kernel

The depmod manpage suggests that -F is useless without -e, so we shouldn't bother.

Also, wouldn't it be better to completely fail if depmod fails?
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2008-01-29 11:09:59 EST
Created attachment 293299 [details]
Comment 2 Peter Jones 2008-04-23 11:39:04 EDT
Fixed in git; will be in mkinitrd-6.0.52 .
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 00:55:20 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 5 Mark McLoughlin 2009-06-10 03:51:35 EDT
Long since fixed

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