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From: Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o>
Subject: Re: grub:2 keywords
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:02:12 +0200
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.

-- 
Best regards,
Michał Górny
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