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Bug 611948 - app-backup/rear - Incompatibility with Genkernel on x86
Summary: app-backup/rear - Incompatibility with Genkernel on x86
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Timo Eissler
Depends on:
Blocks: 633232
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Reported: 2017-03-07 11:37 UTC by Phil
Modified: 2018-08-24 18:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Phil 2017-03-07 11:37:45 UTC
PROBLEM: app-backup/rear bails out with error message "Cannot find kernel"
INVOCATION: rear -d -D mkrescue
INVESTIGATION: Log file shows that Rear is looking for the kernel file called kernel-genkernel-i686-4.9.6-gentoo-r1. However, kernel (and initrd) are generated by Genkernel - which names the file kernel-genkernel-x86-4.9.6-gentoo-r1.

This only appears to affect
System CHOST =  i686-pc-linux-gnu

(I have an x86_64 host which works without issue)
Comment 1 Phil 2017-03-07 13:11:11 UTC
ReaR relies on the output of uname -m to determine the machine architecture.
i686 in my case. Does Genkernel use a more simplistic approach to naming?
Comment 2 Timo Eissler 2018-08-18 21:18:25 UTC
I have created a new ebuild for ReaR 2.4 (, can you please verify if the problem still exists with that version?