[needs-packaging] It should be possible to use some initramfs-tools-ubuntu-core scripts in classic systems

Bug #1788601 reported by Alfonso Sanchez-Beato on 2018-08-23
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Alfonso Sanchez-Beato

Bug Description

Some of the initramfs scripts included in initramfs-tools-ubuntu-core could be re-used in classic systems. Concretely, the resize script. I propose to split this package in two parts, one specific for Ubuntu Core, keeping the name, and another one with scripts that can be useful also in classic systems, especially on IoT ones.

I have uploaded to a PPA the resulting packages: https://launchpad.net/~alfonsosanchezbeato/+archive/ubuntu/initramfs-packages/+packages

tags: added: needs-packaging
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Alfonso Sanchez-Beato (alfonsosanchezbeato)
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

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This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

summary: - It should be possible to use some initramfs-tools-ubuntu-core scripts
- in classic systems
+ [needs-packaging] It should be possible to use some initramfs-tools-
+ ubuntu-core scripts in classic systems
Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

I see initramfs-tools-ubuntu-core was uploaded by ogra, but I got a chance to review initramfs-tools-devices. A few notes:
 1. Standards-version and debhelper are several versions behind, and should be updated.
 2. debian/copyright should have additional headers, and the link to the specification should be HTTPS (Lintian flag).
 3. P: initramfs-tools-devices source: file-contains-trailing-whitespace debian/rules (line 4) - pedantic, but preferable if possible.
 4. I: initramfs-tools-devices: extended-description-is-probably-too-short - a bit stylistic but it might be advantageous to explain it a bit more.
 5. W: initramfs-tools-devices: uses-implicit-await-trigger interest update-initramfs (line 1) - this is just needing you to document why it's there, putting a comment above will make the warning go away.
 6. E: initramfs-tools-devices: repeated-trigger-name activate update-initramfs (line 2) vs interest update-initramfs (line 1)

With the exception of the Lintian error and the triggers which should be looked at, it should be fit for the archive (I would personally consider that a majority of the above needs to be solved before uploading though).

Please fix that and/or comment here and resubscribe the Ubuntu Sponsors Team. Other Ubuntu Developers' opinions are welcome.


@tsimonq2, thanks for the review. I have uploaded to https://launchpad.net/~alfonsosanchezbeato/+archive/ubuntu/initramfs-packages/+packages version 0.2 of initramfs-tools-ubuntu-core, which resolves the issues that you mention (except not having added much more headers to debian/copyright, as I do not think the missing ones really apply).

FTR, I had to do a small update for initramfs-tools-ubuntu-core, bumping the version to 0.3.

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