Control: tag -1 - moreinfo On Mon, 2018-02-12 at 22:24 +0100, Gunnar Thorburn wrote: > Hi, > > Creating this file with COMPRESS=xz worked fine > /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/compress > > Obviously, with xz there is plenty of space left. There was a little > warning though (see below). > > Generating kernel u-boot image... done. > Flashing kernel (using 2050440/2097152 bytes)... done. > Flashing initramfs (using 2870792/4194304 bytes)... done. > W: APT had planned for dpkg to do more than it reported back (0 vs 7). > Affected packages: flash-kernel:armel initramfs-tools:armel > > > Yes, this system has been upgraded several time. I think your web page > even said that that is the correct/only way to do it. > > I guess installing Stretch does COMPRESS=xz on its own. > > Thank you so much. My problem is now solved. But perhaps xz could be > part of the upgrade process.
It seems to me that there are two bugs: 1. flash-kernel gave a useless hint to use MODULES=dep, when that was already the current configuration. 2. It didn't give the useful hint to use COMPRESS=xz, or make that configuration change itself. Now that I think about it, initramfs-tools does allow other packages to override the configuration for mkinitramfs through shell scripts in /usr/share/initramfs-tools/conf-hooks.d. This seems like a good reason to do that. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings friends: People who know you well, but like you anyway.
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