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From: Richard Yao <ryao@g.o>
Subject: Re: grub:2 keywords
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 01:35:19 -0400
On 06/25/2012 12:15 AM, Mike Gilbert 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 think it would be best to move sys-boot/grub:2 to sys-boot/grub2. That
should avoid confusion.

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