initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch interferes with update-initramfs on amd64

Bug #1237160 reported by Bradford Powell on 2013-10-09
This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm not even sure that initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch should be installable on amd64, but apt-get doesn't stop me. However, after it is installed, update-initramfs no longer works:

root@capo-s:~# update-initramfs -u -k all
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-11-generic
E: /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/touch failed with return 1.
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-11-generic with 1.

/usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/touch has some lines that copy files from /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/, but those files are not present when initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch is installed (i.e. are not present as a dependency) and I think that is why the script fails.

The bad thing is, if update-initramfs fails when a new kernel is installed, the system may not boot properly at next restart.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch 0.56
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-11.17-generic 3.11.3
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Oct 8 21:11:01 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-08 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Beta amd64 (20130925.1)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

wazow (wasowski) wrote :

Seeing same thing on upgrade to 13.10

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Blümchen Blau (bluemchen-blau) wrote :

Happened again. Even after updating like described in #1253439

Ricardo Salveti (rsalveti) wrote :

Is this still an issue with latest version of initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch? We should know have builds for i386, armhf and amd64.

Changed in initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Ivan Vučica (ivucica) wrote :

I had the same issue today on 13.10 during+after update of the system.

Ivan Vučica (ivucica) wrote :

(Forgot to mention: this is an x86_64 system.)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch (Ubuntu Trusty) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in initramfs-tools-ubuntu-touch (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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