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[openFATE 310491] Add dracut to openSUSE
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  • Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 13:21:54 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
Feature #310491, revision 9
Title: Add dracut to openSUSE

- openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
+ openSUSE-11.4: Evaluation
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Luis Medinas (lmedinas)
+ Developer: (Novell)

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.
+ See http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/dracut/wiki for details.


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.

+ #6: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2010-11-03 13:21:48) (reply to #1)
+ From the discussions at the openSUSE conference, I see interest in
+ doing this. Let's talk together and decide what's best. IMO working on
+ a common solution has its benefits - and if there are usability
+ problems, we should be able to improve dracut.

#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.

#4: Rémy Marquis (spyhawk) (2010-11-03 13:10:07)
A similar entry has been opened
here:  https://features.opensuse.org/310784#
(https://features.opensuse.org/310784#)

#5: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2010-11-03 13:16:55) (reply to #4)
I did not find this entry, so let me mark 310784 as duplicate now.



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