Re: Kernel binrpm produces brokes grub2 config

From: Michal Marek
Date: Tue Jul 29 2014 - 08:24:00 EST

On 2014-07-29 12:18, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm not sure who to blame, but the below commit breaks the kernel binrpm target for me.
> It produces a faulty grub2 config.
> After installing such a kernel grub2 looks for vmlinuz-XY-rpm and initrd-XY-rpm.
> These files are not existing and the machine does no longer boot.
> Luckily an addition boot entry without the -rpm suffix exists, if remote access works
> one can recover the machine.
> My question is, why do we need these copy of vmlinuz anyway?
> After calling installkernel on the -rpm variants you delete them again...

The typical /sbin/installkernel script does a cp "$2" "/boot/...", so
you can't use the already installed files as its arguments.

> This <insert swear word here> happens on openSUSE 13.1, maybe their installkernel script needs fixing.

I guess that the problem is that grub2-mkconfig sees the temporary
/boot/vmlinuz-*-rpm file and creates a menu entry for it. I guess we
should create the temporary kernel and initrd files somewhere else than
in /boot.


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