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

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 08:25:51 +0200

On Fri, 03 May 2013 03:32:38 +0100
Hugo Landau <> wrote:

> /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 was thinking in this direction, yes. I'll remove it.

> 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.

Thank you for taking time for this.

I also pushed rc2 with the difference that we now use 'apkovl' boot option instead of ovl_dev for apkovl from http. I think it makes more sense.


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