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From: Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez <>
Subject: [PATCH v4] rpm-pkg: simplify installkernel %post
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2023 21:17:19 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

The new installkernel application that is now included in systemd-udev
package allows installation although destination files are already present
in the boot directory of the kernel package, but is failing with the
implemented workaround for the old installkernel application from grubby

For the new installkernel application, as Davide says:
<<The %post currently does a shuffling dance before calling installkernel.
This isn't actually necessary afaict, and the current implementation
ends up triggering downstream issues such as
This commit simplifies the logic to remove the shuffling. For reference,
the original logic was added in commit 3c9c7a14b627("rpm-pkg: add %post
section to create initramfs and grub hooks").>>

But we need to keep the old behavior as well, because the old installkernel
application from grubby package, does not allow this simplification and
we need to be backward compatible to avoid issues with the different

Mimic Fedora shipping process and store vmlinuz, config amd
in the module directory instead of the boot directory. In this way, we will
avoid the commented problem for all the cases, because the new destination
files are not going to exist in the boot directory of the kernel package.

Replace installkernel tool with kernel-install tool, because the latter is
more complete. Suitable manual actions are added as a default if tool is not
present (unusual).

Co-Developed-by: Davide Cavalca <>
Signed-off-by: Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez <>
V1 -> V2:
- Complete to be backward compatible with the previous installkernel
V2 -> V3:
- Follow the suggestions from Masahiro Yamada and change the installation
V3 -> V4:
- Make the patch applicable to linux-kbuild/for-next (ia64 support was
already removed).

 scripts/package/kernel.spec | 21 ++++++++++-----------
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/package/kernel.spec b/scripts/package/kernel.spec
index 89298983a169..17e7196c9be1 100644
--- a/scripts/package/kernel.spec
+++ b/scripts/package/kernel.spec
@@ -55,12 +55,12 @@ patch -p1 < %{SOURCE2}
-mkdir -p %{buildroot}/boot
-cp $(%{make} %{makeflags} -s image_name) %{buildroot}/boot/vmlinuz-%{KERNELRELEASE}
+mkdir -p %{buildroot}/lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEASE}
+cp $(%{make} %{makeflags} -s image_name) %{buildroot}/lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEASE}/vmlinuz
 %{make} %{makeflags} INSTALL_MOD_PATH=%{buildroot} modules_install
 %{make} %{makeflags} INSTALL_HDR_PATH=%{buildroot}/usr headers_install
-cp %{buildroot}/boot/{KERNELRELEASE}
-cp .config %{buildroot}/boot/config-%{KERNELRELEASE}
+cp %{buildroot}/lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEASE}
+cp .config %{buildroot}/lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEASE}/config
 ln -fns /usr/src/kernels/%{KERNELRELEASE} %{buildroot}/lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEASE}/build
 %if %{with_devel}
 %{make} %{makeflags} run-command KBUILD_RUN_COMMAND='${srctree}/scripts/package/install-extmod-build %{buildroot}/usr/src/kernels/%{KERNELRELEASE}'
@@ -70,12 +70,12 @@ ln -fns /usr/src/kernels/%{KERNELRELEASE} %{buildroot}/lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEA
 rm -rf %{buildroot}
-if [ -x /sbin/installkernel -a -r /boot/vmlinuz-%{KERNELRELEASE} -a -r /boot/{KERNELRELEASE} ]; then
-cp /boot/vmlinuz-%{KERNELRELEASE} /boot/.vmlinuz-%{KERNELRELEASE}-rpm
-rm -f /boot/vmlinuz-%{KERNELRELEASE} /boot/{KERNELRELEASE}
-/sbin/installkernel %{KERNELRELEASE} /boot/.vmlinuz-%{KERNELRELEASE}-rpm /boot/{KERNELRELEASE}-rpm
-rm -f /boot/.vmlinuz-%{KERNELRELEASE}-rpm /boot/{KERNELRELEASE}-rpm
+if [ -x /usr/bin/kernel-install ]; then
+kernel-install add %{KERNELRELEASE} /lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEASE}/vmlinuz
+cp /lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEASE}/vmlinuz /boot/vmlinuz-%{KERNELRELEASE}
+cp /lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEASE}/ /boot/{KERNELRELEASE}
+cp /lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEASE}/config /boot/config-%{KERNELRELEASE}
@@ -94,7 +94,6 @@ fi
 %defattr (-, root, root)
 %exclude /lib/modules/%{KERNELRELEASE}/build
 %files headers
 %defattr (-, root, root)

  reply	other threads:[~2023-12-19 20:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-11-03 23:33 [PATCH] rpm-pkg: simplify installkernel %post Davide Cavalca via B4 Relay
2023-11-03 23:33 ` Davide Cavalca
2023-11-08  0:07 ` Nathan Chancellor
2023-12-12 17:10   ` [PATCH v2] " Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2023-12-12 19:19     ` Nathan Chancellor
2023-12-18 18:26     ` Masahiro Yamada
2023-12-19  8:43       ` Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2023-12-19 15:56       ` [PATCH v3] " Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2023-12-19 16:49         ` Masahiro Yamada
2023-12-19 20:17           ` Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez [this message]
2023-12-20 17:18             ` [PATCH v4] " Nathan Chancellor
2023-12-26  4:02             ` Masahiro Yamada
2024-01-07 15:25               ` Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2024-01-14  8:06               ` [PATCH V5 1/2] " Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2024-01-17  1:29                 ` Masahiro Yamada
2024-01-18 14:12                   ` Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2024-01-21 17:32                     ` Masahiro Yamada
2024-01-22 18:22                       ` Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2024-01-22 18:22                       ` [PATCH] " Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2024-01-28  7:32                         ` Masahiro Yamada
2024-01-29  9:27                           ` Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2024-01-29  9:28                           ` [PATCH v7] " Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2024-01-31  1:48                             ` Masahiro Yamada
2024-01-14  8:07               ` [PATCH V5 2/2] rpm-pkg: avoid install/remove the running kernel Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2024-01-17  1:32                 ` Masahiro Yamada
2024-01-18 14:12                   ` Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez
2024-01-21 17:33                     ` Masahiro Yamada
2024-01-22 15:53                       ` Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez

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