Fedora Core 6 Update: mkinitrd-

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Wed Mar 14 20:34:33 UTC 2007

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 6
Name        : mkinitrd
Version     :
Release     : 1
Summary     : Creates an initial ramdisk image for preloading modules.
Description :
Mkinitrd creates filesystem images for use as initial ramdisk (initrd)
images.  These ramdisk images are often used to preload the block
device modules (SCSI or RAID) needed to access the root filesystem.

In other words, generic kernels can be built without drivers for any
SCSI adapters which load the SCSI driver as a module.  Since the
kernel needs to read those modules, but in this case it isn't able to
address the SCSI adapter, an initial ramdisk is used.  The initial
ramdisk is loaded by the operating system loader (normally LILO) and
is available to the kernel as soon as the ramdisk is loaded.  The
ramdisk image loads the proper SCSI adapter and allows the kernel to
mount the root filesystem.  The mkinitrd program creates such a
ramdisk using information found in the /etc/modules.conf file.

Update Information:

Fix permissions on libbdevid.so.*, so find-requires picks it
up properly during package build and the correct Requires
are added to the package.

Rebuild against the new parted as well.
* Mon Mar 12 2007 Peter Jones <pjones at redhat.com> -
- Fix permissions on libbdevid.so.*, so find-requires picks it up properly.

This update can be downloaded from:

64557aec6761fd763d4304b52e67c3ecf0f8dae0  SRPMS/mkinitrd-
64557aec6761fd763d4304b52e67c3ecf0f8dae0  noarch/mkinitrd-
032729cf80ab0d2fe4305a21dc2666b529f01f96  ppc/libbdevid-python-
77f78bc2ff435a16ece4e74c815d1c3301acec4e  ppc/debug/mkinitrd-debuginfo-
f10210c7ca2d35764d277166cc6dcdb31d7155fd  ppc/mkinitrd-devel-
73d41a7050d59bd31a5358dc3144450e79596ac6  ppc/mkinitrd-
9c32435366e87f85d8229ec0134efed64ec03954  ppc/nash-
78f6405d0403ae6809ec47f43e34003bcea07e91  x86_64/nash-
161c292b2ae370ed9100998c480a028f3fbcce32  x86_64/mkinitrd-
9665ab5cb69dd875a709ec847beac059f0c52deb  x86_64/libbdevid-python-
3101f1ea85712f6a94cf73117ee7bdeedd898161  x86_64/mkinitrd-devel-
b0001c00c0965035d79e8c9a1cf17f0fc95f5597  x86_64/debug/mkinitrd-debuginfo-
0f4d72b7f149e752d165319c7b956e080162f157  i386/mkinitrd-
adc963a6dcebeba7380ce9928c0ada87f4f9e930  i386/nash-
6ac86318d60ad378074fab0636c8cf1768cc0340  i386/libbdevid-python-
90071f4dd0f33c4c87a0468966c1702ac090e5c3  i386/debug/mkinitrd-debuginfo-
72423a5a3a07a92afe9f360a81c5b3d1b8529aaa  i386/mkinitrd-devel-

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program.  Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line.  For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/.

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