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[openFATE 310491] Add dracut to openSUSE
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  • Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 02:10:21 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh)
Feature #310491, revision 5
Title: Add dracut to openSUSE

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Luis Medinas (lmedinas)

Description:
Dracut is suppose to be a replacement for the old initrd tools like
mkinitrd.
From the project description, dracut is an initramfs infrastructure.
Unlike previous initramfs systems, Dracut aims to have as little as
possible hard-coded into the initramfs.
It contains specific configuration files for init drivers and includes
plymouth support. Dracut advantage seems to be a modern replacement to
generate initrd and it's suppose to be easy to use/manage.
 

Discussion:
#1: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2010-09-19 17:02:28)
NEGATIVE. openSUSE has replaced its mkinitrd by a new implementation in
11.2 that is equally flexible, if not even better than dracut. It
certainly is easier to jump into how it's supposed to work. With the
dracut as shipped on F-13 I can't really say the same.
 
If you ever ran `mkinitrd -h` on SUSE... well just try finding the
equivalents in dracut. You don't.

#2: Nelson Marques (ketheriel) (2010-09-27 01:50:15)
If Plymouth will move in, most likely dracut would help since it
supports plymouth and that can do a lot on soften plymouth introduction
to many users.
just a random thought...

+ #3: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2010-10-03 02:10:18) (reply to #2)
+ It's not like smkinitrd would not be able to support plymouth.



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