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To: Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o>
From: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
Subject: Re: grub:2 keywords
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:26:08 -0400
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:15:59 -0400
> Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o> wrote:
>
>> An official release of grub-2.00 should be coming pretty soon. I would
>> like to keyword this for ~amd64 and ~x86 shortly after it hits the
>> tree. I don't do much work on base system packages, so I would like
>> some advice on how to make this as smooth as possible.
>>
>> My main concern is that many people probably have sys-boot/grub in
>> @world. If grub:2 is made visible, portage will install it, and will
>> remove grub-0.97 on the next depclean. This could be a little
>> confusing, but should not cause any immediate damage since the copy
>> of grub-0.97 installed in the MBR and /boot would remain intact.
>>
>> Is this worthy of a news item? Or I just blog about it?
>>
>> Anything else I need to think about here?
>>
>> Note: The Gentoo Documentation Project has indicated that they do not
>> want to add anything to the handbook until we are somewhat close to
>> stabilizing grub:2. That's at least a couple months away.
>
> I guess you could prepare some docs already, and put them e.g.
> on the Wiki. Then it would be a really good idea to release a news item
> and point users to those information and inform them about possible
> choices.
>

There is already an elog message referring users to the wiki:

http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/GRUB2_Quick_Start


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grub:2 keywords
-- Mike Gilbert
Re: grub:2 keywords
-- Michał Górny
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