Dracut HostOnly or ConfigurationOnly?

Harald Hoyer harald.hoyer at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 09:38:10 UTC 2013

On 09/06/2013 11:31 AM, Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> On 09/06/2013 11:05 AM, poma wrote:
>> On 05.09.2013 16:51, Harald Hoyer wrote:
>>> This Fedora release builds an initramfs tailored especially for your computer
>>> hardware. If you change your machine or partitions or significant hardware, you
>>> might have to boot with the "Rescue" boot entry and execute "dracut
>>> --regenerate-all". If you want your initramfs to be hardware independent,
>>> install the "dracut-nohostonly" rpm package. If you don't want rescue images at
>>> all (like in virtual machines), install the "dracut-norescue" rpm package.
>> Package over here, package over there.
>> It's not so long ago called configuration.
>> Now if we want to configure something, we install a package.
>> Can someone package a pizza and send it here.
>> Oh wait, I forgot about prosciutto.
>> Install a prosciutto package, please.
> Using package installation as configuration is quite bizarre.
> Wasn't there a specific policy that installation and configuration
> are two different things?
> "You installed httpd, ok, so you have the stuff on your disk, but that
> does not mean it will run at next reboot, you have to configure and
> activate it explicitly".

Well, because the initramfs was built in the %posttrans-action of the
installation, pulling in the configuration to build a different kind of
initramfs seemed the easiest way of doing kickstarts for me.

This was done to avoid building the initramfs twice.

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