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Bug 714838 - sys-kernel/dracut-050 generates bad initramfs with busybox module enabled
Summary: sys-kernel/dracut-050 generates bad initramfs with busybox module enabled
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Patrick McLean
Keywords: PullRequest
Depends on:
Blocks: 729656
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Reported: 2020-03-26 09:38 UTC by Daniel Harding
Modified: 2020-07-03 11:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Daniel Harding 2020-03-26 09:38:29 UTC
Upstream bug:

The symptom is that the busybox symlinks are created in the root of the initramfs instead of under /bin, /sbin, etc.  This includes init, which ends up pointing to busybox instead of systemd, resulting in a failure to boot.
Comment 1 David 2020-04-27 20:06:48 UTC
I can confirm this issue, disabling busybox is a working workaround for now.
Comment 2 Alexander Tsoy 2020-05-25 16:50:05 UTC
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-07-03 11:18:41 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 88969ec3eacbd206d0f694bd865554f945dc6986
Author:     Alexander Tsoy <>
AuthorDate: 2020-06-24 14:46:47 +0000
Commit:     Thomas Deutschmann <>
CommitDate: 2020-07-03 11:17:37 +0000

    sys-kernel/dracut: Apply fix for busybox module to 050
    Signed-off-by: Alexander Tsoy <>
    Signed-off-by: Thomas Deutschmann <>

 sys-kernel/dracut/dracut-050-r1.ebuild             | 166 +++++++++++++++++++++
 .../dracut/files/050-busybox-module-fix.patch      | 102 +++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 268 insertions(+)