It turned out that there were 2 bugs in mkinitfs, one that only
affected uClibc and one that affected both uClibc and musl.
I thought I'd write how I rescued my laptop after it became unbootable
after upgrading to broken mkinitfs.
* Boot a rescue boot USB, with alpine v2.7
* Configure network (run setup-alpine -q for setting up the live
* make sure you have new apk-tools:
apk upgrade -U
* I have my root on lvm so:
apk add lvm2
lvchange -a y vg0
* mount the root:
mount -t /dev/vg0/lv_root /mnt
* mount the boot partition. In my case this is /dev/sda2:
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/boot
* I had to mount /mnt/proc otherwise readlink -f wouldn't work in the
chroot. Not sure if it is needed for uclibc:
mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
* Upgrade the broken system:
apk upgrade -U --root /mnt
* Verify that you get mkinitfs-2.6.0-r3 and check that mkinitfs trigger
don't give any cpio errors.
* cleanup and reboot.
umount /mnt/proc /mnt/boot /mnt
That should be it.
Received on Thu Mar 27 2014 - 19:45:22 GMT