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From: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
To: Gentoo Dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 04:17:02
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.


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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords Richard Yao <ryao@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords heroxbd@g.o
Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords Doug Goldstein <cardoe@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] grub:2 keywords Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>