Bug 815275 - path and name of squashfs.img should be consistent across all architectures.
path and name of squashfs.img should be consistent across all architectures.
Product: Fedora
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Component: lorax (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brian Lane
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-23 05:21 EDT by Martin Banas
Modified: 2015-04-29 19:48 EDT (History)
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Description Martin Banas 2012-04-23 05:21:39 EDT
Description of problem:
We would like to see consistent paths and names to squashfs.img across architectures. The current situation is, that on all architectures except s390x the path is: LiveOS/squashfs.img
on s390x is: images/install.img

This is causing some visible errors and more will come. For example in dracut/anaconda-netroot.sh file there's hardcoded "LiveOS/squashfs.img" path.

        . /lib/url-lib.sh
        info "anaconda fetching installer from $repo"
        treeinfo=$(fetch_url $repo/.treeinfo) && \
          stage2=$(config_get stage2 mainimage < $treeinfo)
        if [ -z "$stage2" ]; then
            warn "can't find installer mainimage path in .treeinfo"
        runtime=$(fetch_url $repo/$stage2) && /sbin/dmsquash-live-root $runtime

Please reconsider which is better. We would like to see it on all architectures in following folder: images/install.img ( bug 782108 ), but opposite is also fine.

This will indeed require some other changes in code.
Comment 1 Brian Lane 2012-04-23 10:34:50 EDT
For f17 we should change the s390 path to LiveOS/squashfs.img and reevaluate the paths for F18.

I don't want to make a change like this at this point in a Fedora release.
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-02-04 10:07:03 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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Comment 4 Brian Lane 2013-10-30 13:58:41 EDT
Need to re-examine this for the future. dracut can now reportedly handle other locations. We need to think about the list of tools that this will affect.
Comment 5 Brian Lane 2015-02-27 16:58:40 EST
I think we can do this for F23.


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