initramfs-tools on Trusty doesn't handle symlinks in newer linux-firmware packages correctly

Bug #1642704 reported by Justin King-Lacroix on 2016-11-17
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

$ update-initramfs -k 4.4.0-47-generic -c
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-47-generic
$ sudo cat /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-47-generic |unxz |cpio -i --no-absolute-filenames
185780 blocks
$ ls lib/firmware/i915/
$ ls /lib/firmware/i915/
bxt_dmc_ver1_04.bin bxt_dmc_ver1.bin@ skl_dmc_ver1.bin@ skl_guc_ver4_3.bin
bxt_dmc_ver1_05.bin skl_dmc_ver1_23.bin skl_guc_ver1_1059.bin skl_guc_ver4.bin@
bxt_dmc_ver1_06.bin skl_dmc_ver1_26.bin skl_guc_ver1.bin@

Justin King-Lacroix (justinkl) wrote :

Bug is on line 118: "cp -a" should read "cp -aL"

Justin King-Lacroix (justinkl) wrote :

Uh... that's hook-functions line 118

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Justin King-Lacroix (justinkl) wrote :

Bump. Help?

Justin King-Lacroix (justinkl) wrote :

This duplicate mark is true, but that bug isn't gaining much traction. We really need this fixed.

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