Bug#491443: /var/lib/initramfs-tools/ not updated - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#491443: /var/lib/initramfs-tools/ not updated - Debian ; Package: initramfs-tools Version: 0.92e Severity: minor Today i've changed "update_initramfs" variable from "yes" to "all". The update-initramfs scripts seems to look at the contents of the directory "/var/lib/initramfs-tools/" to know for what image to update (it contain MD5 files, one ...

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  1. Bug#491443: /var/lib/initramfs-tools/ not updated

    Package: initramfs-tools
    Version: 0.92e
    Severity: minor

    Today i've changed "update_initramfs" variable from "yes" to "all".
    The update-initramfs scripts seems to look at the contents of the
    directory "/var/lib/initramfs-tools/" to know for what image to update
    (it contain MD5 files, one for every initramfs created in this system).
    The problem is that nobody seems to care of cleaning that directory
    after a kernel removal, so it is full of obsolete files, that makes
    update-initramfs a bit noisy. On my system:

    # update-initramfs -u
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.25-2-686
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-1-686
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.23-1-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-3-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-2-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-1-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.21-2-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.21-1-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-1-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-3-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-2-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-1-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-1-486 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-2-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.16-2-686 does not exist. Cannot update.
    #

    In fact i've only the first two kernel installed.
    Maybe when a kernel get purged, the removal scripts should clean its
    files under /var.

    Regards.

    Cesare.



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  2. Bug#491443: marked as done (/var/lib/initramfs-tools/ not updated)


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