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Bug 31043 - [RFE] genkernel should create symlinks for kernel-${KV} and initrd-${KV} too
Summary: [RFE] genkernel should create symlinks for kernel-${KV} and initrd-${KV} too
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: genkernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Robbins (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-10-13 08:53 UTC by Alexander Papaspyrou
Modified: 2004-09-01 02:57 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

patch for genkernel-1.8 (genkernel.diff,1021 bytes, patch)
2003-10-13 08:57 UTC, Alexander Papaspyrou
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Description Alexander Papaspyrou 2003-10-13 08:53:53 UTC
Currently, genkernel creates a symlink from

It would be very (*very*) helpful if this would be done for 

This would allow users to have a rather generic {grub|lilo}.conf, which has one
entry for the latest (current) kernel -- pointing to
/boot/{initrd,kernel,} -- and another one to the previous (known as
working) kernel -- pointing to /boot/{initrd,kernel,}.old.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run genkernel
2. look at /boot
Actual Results:  
No symlinks whatsoever (except for

Expected Results:  
symlinks as symlinks can (the whole story).

ps. no "emerge info" output here, as it is irrelevant for this bug.
Comment 1 Alexander Papaspyrou 2003-10-13 08:57:54 UTC
Created attachment 19181 [details, diff]
patch for genkernel-1.8

This patches genkernel-1.8 to behave as stated in the initial bug report.
Comment 2 Alexander Papaspyrou 2003-10-16 08:41:01 UTC
Please review the patch and commit it upstream, or notify me how to do it
Comment 3 Alexander Papaspyrou 2004-09-01 02:57:11 UTC
As usual, the flow of time made this issue a non-issue. As such, I'm closing the bug.