As udev-181 (and later) will not support a separate /usr without a working initramfs, our documents need to be updated to at least present users with this information (choices of partitions and their consequences) as well as how to build a working initramfs.
This is a tracker. Only have related bugs depend on this one. Do not discuss changes in this bugreport, please use firstname.lastname@example.org (or other venues) for this.
"block" of course, not depend.
For the genkernel side.
1. install >=genkernel-188.8.131.52
2. Ensure all required code to mount / and /usr are compiled into your kernel.
3. genkernel --install --no-ramdisk-modules initramfs
3.1. Optionally add all of: --no-lvm --no-mdadm --no-dmraid --no-multipath --no-iscsi --no-disklabel --no-firmware --no-zfs --no-gpg --no-luks
3.2. Or the positive versions of those if you need some of that functionality to mount /usr (--disklabel, --lvm, --mdadm most commonly).
- gentoo quickinstall as well as raid+lvm quickinstall updated
- gentoo lvm2 guide updated
I was wondering what the status of this bug is.
Good question. People seem to be still thinking that the documentation is "preventing" the switch, but all relevant bugs have already been resolved. If you know of any stuff that still needs to be done, please create a bug and have it block this one.
If not, because all "depends on" here are resolved, you're (imo) free to assume that all needed work is done.
If others agree, I don't mind marking this one as RESOLVED (until a new one is made)?
the alpha, ia64, and sparc handbooks have been updated with the new initramfs info, and their associated bugs fixed.
anything else to be done on this tracker, or can it be closed?
All depends looks fixed now :D Thanks to all!