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For fucks sake!
Why does every god damn distro have their own tool to generate initramfs?!
I just spend over an hour to find out that Void-Linux uses dracut and to find documentation, on how to use luks with a dracut-generated initramfs.
Seriously,Arch has mkinitcpio,
Fedora has dracut,
Gentoo has genkernel and I suppose the other big distros also have their own tools.
Why can't we standardize that shit on one of them?

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    Fedora, CentOS AND RHEL use Dracut.
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    genkernel is a script which generates a kernel - a wrapper around dozen utils / commands.

    genkernel can use dracut or generate an initramfs 'programatically' (see sources code).

    dracut was designed to be an distribution Independent framework for generating an initramfs.

    https://dracut.wiki.kernel.org/inde...

    So... Dracut is an modular approch to generate an initramfs - instead of, like Arch, generate the initrd via one command.

    Or to put it in one Line: dracut was the approach to make generating an initramfs distribution independent.

    Like some other stuff from Red Hat. E.g. *cough* systemd *cough* pulseaudio *cough*

    All projects share the same "problem" - in my humble opinion - red hat devs designed it without much approval / communication with other distros.

    As another, maybe easier history topic, look at the convoluted development of RPM.
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