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Re: [opensuse-factory] initrd -> initramfs
On Fri, May 08, 2020 at 09:39:18AM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
On Fri, 08 May 2020 09:30:00 +0200,
Jan Engelhardt wrote:

On Friday 2020-05-08 09:17, Olaf Hering wrote:

Am Mon, 4 May 2020 12:37:01 +0200
schrieb Daniel Molkentin <dmolkentin@xxxxxxx>:

Anything I am missing?

Make sure to preserve the ABI '/boot/vmlinuz' and '/boot/initrd', both
represent the "last installed kernel".

But what relevant program uses these symlinks to do anything?

That's very hard to know, every piece of private setup or scripts
might be hit by such a change, and that's the problem of this kind of
change which is hard to get through...

IMHO an important point is that such fallout still could be justified if
the change fixed an actual problem affecting users or improved the
distribution for users in a significant way. I don't see either in the
reasoning (for the rename) provided so far.

Even worse, I see people seriously suggesting that breaking the system
for _real_ people using newer kernel on older systems in the name of
formal correctness of the file name is perfectly fine. Personally,
I find such attitude rather alarming. (Fun fact: at one point, there was
a plan to present and profile openSUSE as the best distribution for

Michal Kubecek
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