update-initramfs runs more often than necessary

Bug #1466965 reported by Scott Moser on 2015-06-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
Andy Whitcroft

Bug Description

A discussion that has come up before, but I figured I'd file a bug.

When you 'apt-get install <some-packages>' often times:
 a.) update-initramfs is called more than once for the same kernel
 b.) update-initramfs might not even be called (such as in bug 1466960).

some conversation with infinity in #ubuntu-devel [1] indicates that he and apw have discussed how to do solve this.

[1] http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2015/06/19/%23ubuntu-devel.html#t18:04

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: initramfs-tools 0.103ubuntu15
ProcVersionSignature: User Name 3.19.0-21.21-generic 3.19.8
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-21-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.3-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jun 19 18:19:15 2015
Ec2AMI: ami-00000425
Ec2AMIManifest: FIXME
Ec2AvailabilityZone: nova
Ec2InstanceType: m1.small
Ec2Kernel: aki-00000002
Ec2Ramdisk: ari-00000002
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: initramfs-tools
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2015-08-09
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Andy Whitcroft (apw)
milestone: none → ubuntu-15.08
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2015-09-01
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-15.08 → ubuntu-15.09
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2015-10-04
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-15.09 → ubuntu-15.10
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2015-11-04
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-15.10 → ubuntu-15.11
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2015-12-07
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-15.11 → ubuntu-15.12
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2016-01-19
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-15.12 → ubuntu-16.01
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2016-02-01
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-16.01 → ubuntu-16.02
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2016-03-10
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-16.02 → ubuntu-16.03
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