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Re: [alpine-devel] [PATCH] mkinitfs - Modified init script for network boot

From: Hugo Landau <>
Date: Fri, 03 May 2013 03:32:38 +0100

/etc/.default_boot_services can be inserted into a programmatically
generated apkovl to indicate that the mere presence of that apkovl does
not mean that the init script should refrain from imposing sensible
defaults, as it would in the absence of an apkovl.

After some thought we might be better off removing this since the set of
default boot services is not likely to change frequently, so simply
creating the appropriate symlinks in an apkovl is probably cleaner.

I've tested all your changes with PXE boot and they appear to work fine,
with both HTTP and autodetected alpine_dev repositories. I also tested a
PXE-enabled initrd with non-PXE "sys" boot and this also works fine.

Hugo Landau

Received on Fri May 03 2013 - 03:32:38 UTC