The mkinitramfs script generates an initramfs image. The archive can be used on a different box of the same arch with the corresponding Linux kernel. At boot time, the kernel unpacks that archive into RAM disk, mounts and uses it as initial root file system. The mkinitramfs script generates an initramfs image. The initramfs is a compressed cpio archive. The archive can be used on a different box of the same arch. Generally, you can delete any file in /tmp and /var/tmp without breaking the system. The worst case scenario is that it's a file needed by an open.
Test Case 1) confirm there are no mkinitramfs junk files in /var/tmp 2) run ' sudo update-initramfs -k all -u -v' 3) interrupt update-initramfs. But at the same time mkinitramfs is leaving files and directories in /var/tmp, filling up the disk. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu aparicioarquitectura.com for mkinitramfs http:// aparicioarquitectura.com for mkinitrd.
Re: How to safely and effectively cleam "/var/tmp" folder. I noticed all those mkinitramfs* shown in the tmp system files but I really have no idea. cat > /sbin/mkinitramfs mkinitramfs script for the LFS LiveCD # written by Alexander E. initramfs-tools packaging. Contribute to genesi/initramfs-tools development by creating an account on GitHub. I've edited /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/driver-policy to replace. MODULES=dep. by. MODULES=most. and it "works". There are many lines with.