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Old 04-03-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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initrd.gz multilib vs pure 64 : 5.8 MB vs 4.8 MB

An initrd.gz generated under current64 with multilib is much bigger (5.8 MB vs 4.8 MB) than one generated under current64 without multilib. Some research shows that the "with" /lib contains some 32-bit libraries, whereas the "without" /lib does not. For the remainder "with" and "without" are identical. The 32-bit libraries have no meaning in the initrd.

/sbin/mkinitrd contains 2 "find /lib /lib64 ... | cp ... $SOURCE_TREE/" constructs. As i?86 and s390 have their libraries in /lib and x86_64 in /lib64 this is a clever way to not have to sense the machine type. But with x86_64/multilib things turn out to be too clever. The attached patch resolves the problem.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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I noticed this as well and have a nearly identical patch working for me. My /boot partition is only so big and will hold 3 kernels+initrds, so when /boot became full (thus creating an incomplete initrd) after going multilib I had to patch it as well. Since multilib is unsupported though I don't know if it's considered a Slackware bug.


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