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== Issue with the Systemd Automation script ==
[http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTEzODY]
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--[[User:NTia89|nTia89]] ([[User talk:NTia89|talk]]) 17:14, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
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Beta990 has some reason questioning the '''Systemd Automation''' script's line:
:Direct link to its page: http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/gummiboot -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]])
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  cp -r /usr/{share/refind/*,lib/refind/*$arch*} $refind_dir/  && ## update bin and dirs
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As it is on the wiki, it just prints this when launched:
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  /usr/lib/systemd/scripts/refind_name_patchv2: ligne31: « update-efi-dir » : identifiant non valable
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[in English: unvalid identifier].
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Unfortunately editing that single line as follow changes nothing:
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  cp -r /usr/{share/refind/*,lib/refind/refind_*$arch*.efi} $refind_dir/ && ## update bin and dirs
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Next in the wiki, there might be a typo at the end of the systemctl command (see the « ; »):
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  Tip: Enable the systemd path unit by running :
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  # systemctl enable refind_update.path;
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[[User:Kozaki|kozaki]] ([[User talk:Kozaki|talk]]) 23:31, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
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== MKinitcpio update hook not working ==
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The mkinitcpio auto-update hook does not work. I get the following output: "Synced  to /boot/efi/EFI/arch", along with some cp errors. Obviously, the parameters are not passed.
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If i replace the script with the static cp commands from incron, i get the following output, indicating that the image is copied BEFORE the new one is written:
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      -> Running build hook: [efistub-update]
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    Synced new kernel and initrd to EFIStub.
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    ==> Generating module dependencies
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    ==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
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    ==> Image generation successful
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As a result, my scripts now look as follows:
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    /usr/lib/initcpio/install/efistub-update   
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    #!/bin/sh
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    build() {
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        /usr/local/sbin/efistub-update &
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    }
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    help() {
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        cat <<HELPEOF
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    This hook simply waits for mkinitcpio to finish and copies the finished ramdisk and kernel to UEFI
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    HELPEOF
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    }
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and
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    /usr/local/sbin/efistub-update
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----
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    #!/bin/sh
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    while [ [ -d "/proc/$PPID" ]]; do
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        sleep 1
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    done
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    /bin/cp -f /boot/vmlinuz-linux /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/vmlinuz-arch.efi
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    /bin/cp -f /boot/initramfs-linux.img /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/initramfs-arch.img
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    /bin/cp -f /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/initramfs-arch-fallback.img
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    echo "Synced new kernel and initrd to EFIStub."
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Also, the watch.sh does not get chmod +x'ed in the existing example.
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--[[User:Denoyse|Denoyse]] ([[User talk:Denoyse|talk]]) 16:08, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
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== Mkinitcpio update hook inefficiency ==
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I updated the scripts reflecting [[User:Denoyse|Denoyse's]] suggestions, but the scripts still copy all of the files twice: first after building the regular image and again after building the fallback image. Is there a way to make it only run once, or to have different hooks for each image?
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[[User:Silverhammermba|Silverhammermba]] ([[User talk:Silverhammermba|talk]]) 04:14, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Revision as of 11:26, 24 March 2013

Issue with the Systemd Automation script

Beta990 has some reason questioning the Systemd Automation script's line:

 cp -r /usr/{share/refind/*,lib/refind/*$arch*} $refind_dir/  && ## update bin and dirs

As it is on the wiki, it just prints this when launched:

 /usr/lib/systemd/scripts/refind_name_patchv2: ligne31: « update-efi-dir » : identifiant non valable

[in English: unvalid identifier]. Unfortunately editing that single line as follow changes nothing:

 cp -r /usr/{share/refind/*,lib/refind/refind_*$arch*.efi} $refind_dir/ && ## update bin and dirs

Next in the wiki, there might be a typo at the end of the systemctl command (see the « ; »):

 Tip: Enable the systemd path unit by running :
 # systemctl enable refind_update.path;

kozaki (talk) 23:31, 3 February 2013 (UTC)


MKinitcpio update hook not working

The mkinitcpio auto-update hook does not work. I get the following output: "Synced to /boot/efi/EFI/arch", along with some cp errors. Obviously, the parameters are not passed.

If i replace the script with the static cp commands from incron, i get the following output, indicating that the image is copied BEFORE the new one is written:

     -> Running build hook: [efistub-update]
   Synced new kernel and initrd to EFIStub.
   ==> Generating module dependencies
   ==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
   ==> Image generation successful

As a result, my scripts now look as follows:

   /usr/lib/initcpio/install/efistub-update    

   #!/bin/sh
   
   build() {
       /usr/local/sbin/efistub-update &
   }
   
   help() {
       cat <<HELPEOF
   This hook simply waits for mkinitcpio to finish and copies the finished ramdisk and kernel to UEFI
   HELPEOF
   }

and

   /usr/local/sbin/efistub-update

   #!/bin/sh
   
   while [ [ -d "/proc/$PPID" ]]; do
       sleep 1
   done
   
   /bin/cp -f /boot/vmlinuz-linux /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/vmlinuz-arch.efi
   /bin/cp -f /boot/initramfs-linux.img /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/initramfs-arch.img
   /bin/cp -f /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img /boot/efi/EFI/EFIStub/initramfs-arch-fallback.img
   
   echo "Synced new kernel and initrd to EFIStub."


Also, the watch.sh does not get chmod +x'ed in the existing example.

--Denoyse (talk) 16:08, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Mkinitcpio update hook inefficiency

I updated the scripts reflecting Denoyse's suggestions, but the scripts still copy all of the files twice: first after building the regular image and again after building the fallback image. Is there a way to make it only run once, or to have different hooks for each image?

Silverhammermba (talk) 04:14, 1 March 2013 (UTC)