Bug 845161 - Mkinitrd can’t be found correctly while installing the Kernel with running the script "new-kernel-pkg"
Mkinitrd can’t be found correctly while installing the Kernel with running th...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grubby (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-01 23:39 EDT by Yi Sun
Modified: 2013-08-01 04:59 EDT (History)
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Description Yi Sun 2012-08-01 23:39:43 EDT
Description of problem:

Segmentation fault (core dumped) While I trying to install a kernel with command /sbin/new-kernel-pkg --mkinitrd --depmod --install $KERNELRELEASE

I tried to trace it and found that the mkinitrd can't be found correct in the script new-kernel-pkg. And I modified the new-kernel-pkg as following:
+++ /sbin/new-kernel-pkg        2012-07-31 06:10:54.876098752 +0800
@@ -509,7 +509,7 @@
     if [ -n "$dracut" ]; then
         tool="dracut $dracuthostonly -f $initrdfile $version"
-       tool="mkinitrd --allow-missing -f $initrdfile $version"
+       tool="env mkinitrd --allow-missing -f $initrdfile $version"

The command pass and install the kernel successfully.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2012-08-02 08:55:25 EDT
This comes from grubby, but from seeing your patch, it would appear that somethign else is going on (that patch *shouldn't* change any behavior).
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