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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:33:35
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords by Mike Gilbert
On Friday 29 June 2012 01:59:37 Mike Gilbert wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 1:13 AM, Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o> wrote: > > On Monday 25 June 2012 00:15:59 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? > > > > do we have automatic migration/updating in place like with grub1 ? that > > was the biggest reason i didn't unleash it for automatic installing on > > people's systems. > > No, the grub2 ebuild does not automatically install the files in /boot. > > grub2-install performs this step, and must be run by the user. It also > installs the MBR and embeds the core image in unused disk sectors. > This way the MBR/core image is always kept in sync with the files in > /boot/grub2. > > I don't really see a way to reliably call grub2-install from the > ebuild, and I think this would be a bit unfriendly to the user anyway.
grub1 doesn't seem to have a problem auto-updating itself. why is grub2 any different ? -mike


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Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>