kernel-libre-3.1.0-0.rc9.git0.0.fc17 for freed-ora/master-detesting

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at
Mon Oct 10 07:35:25 UTC 2011

FYI, this build (and likely earlier 3.* builds) won't boot because of a
typo in EXTRAVERSION that causes uname -r to return 3.1.0-libre-*
instead of 3.1.0-libre.* (note “-” != .).  As a result, userland won't
find modules in initramfs.

The workaround is to rename (or link) /lib/modules/3.1.0-libre.* to
3.1.0-libre-* and then run
dracut -f /boot/initramfs-3.1.0-libre.*.img 3.1.0-libre-*

(expanding the *s manually)

The upcoming 0.rc9.git0.0.fc17.1 and 0.rc9.git.0.fc16 (not .1) will have
this bug fixed, hopefully not requiring any such workarounds.

Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Gandhi
Be Free! --   FSF Latin America board member
Free Software Evangelist      Red Hat Brazil Compiler Engineer

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