Re: Bug#556738: grub-pc: Displays "being upgraded" dialog during new installations from D-I
On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 05:49:32PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> Package: grub-pc
> Version: 1.97~beta3-1
> Severity: important
> Tags: d-i
> During a new installation grub-pc incorrectly displays the dialog that it is
> being upgraded and asks to select which device to run grub-install on.
> Apparently the test whether the package is being newly installed or upgraded
> is broken.
No, it is intentional. You guys need to make a decision on what you want. You
basically have two options:
- Preseed a correct answer to grub-pc's question. Then future upgrades of
grub-pc will become effective instead of the crap we have now, in which
users report us critical bugs for code in /boot/grub/ that just happens to
be out of sync with the package.
- Let grub-pc ask its question and run grub-install by itself. Basically
same as before, but with the advantage of using the same codepaths and
providing a more consistent interface between install & upgrade.
The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."