[Bug 152548] Re: Uninstall of linux-image package first creates initrd

jh jh+lpd at daria.co.uk
Fri Jun 6 15:22:02 UTC 2008

This still happens, and is *very* annoying if the reason one is removing
old images is because you've run out of space on /boot, which becomes
very difficult to cleanly resolve.

# apt-get remove linux-image-2.6.24-16-powerpc linux-image-2.6.24-16-powerpc-smp
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  linux-image-2.6.24-16-powerpc linux-image-2.6.24-16-powerpc-smp
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 6 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 161MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 248864 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-16-powerpc ...
Removing linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-powerpc ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-powerpc              #### ! WTF
Removing linux-image-2.6.24-16-powerpc ...
Removing linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-16-powerpc-smp ...
Removing linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-powerpc-smp ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-powerpc-smp     #### ! WTF
Removing linux-image-2.6.24-16-powerpc-smp ...

Uninstall of linux-image package first creates initrd
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