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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:08:01 -0400
On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o> wrote:
> As far as I can tell, grub:0 only half-way updates itself; there is a
> large ewarn telling the user that they must take action to install the
> new version in the MBR. This seems a bit broken to me.

In what way.  As far as I can tell I haven't gotten a grub upgrade in
the last 5-7 years.  Since it is built static on amd64 (or at least it
was when I last installed it) nothing ever breaks.  Maybe if I changed
my boot partition to a different filesystem it might have issues, but
grub just strikes me as one of those aint-broke-don't-fix things.

By all means push out the new version, make docs, ewarn the user and
all that.  I just don't see the point in having something messing with
the MBR unless it is more likely to break if we don't.

Rich


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