[klibc] [PATCH] initramfs: multiple CPIO unpacking fix

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Feb 21 18:17:35 PST 2006

Jeff Bailey wrote:
> I've tended to think of this as a feature, actually.  In Ubuntu, for
> instance, we might have 2.6.15-8 and 2.6.15-9 which represent different
> ABIs from security updates or other changes.  If I have a module that is
> intended to be compatible with both, I might setup /lib/modules/generic
> to be a symlink to /lib/modules/2.6.15-9/ and unpack the modules after
> the symlink is expected to be there.

This is pretty broken for a bunch of other reasons, though.  In 
particular, it prevents the very useful behaviour of providing a symlink 
in entry A that can be overridden by a file in entry B.

> (I don't think we use this feature right now, but I had tested it and
> noted it before.  It's very convenient, since it's the exact same
> behaviour that dpkg itself has)

I would personally consider that a bug in dpkg :-/


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