Release Engineering

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FS#18195 - mkinitcpio is ran twice during installation

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by James Conway (MuffinFlavored) - Saturday, 06 February 2010, 15:18 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Saturday, 06 February 2010, 16:46 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Description: During the "Install Packages" step of installation, pacman downloads kernel26 then runs the install scriptlet which runs mkinitcpio. During the "Configure System" step of installation, a user edits mkinitcpio.conf, then mkinitcpio is ran again, regardless if the file changed or not.

I propose we ignore the initial scriptlet (pacman -S --noscriptlet kernel26) during the "Install Packages" step and run mkinitcpio during the "Configure System" step.
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Closed by  Ionut Biru (wonder)
Saturday, 06 February 2010, 16:46 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#15680 
Comment by Thomas Dziedzic (tomd123) - Saturday, 06 February 2010, 16:29 GMT
 FS#15680  - why do we generate locales on the target system twice?

Also, file install cd bugs under the Release Engineering tracker.