Re: Bug#606441: unblock: yaboot/1.3.13a-1squeeze1
On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 11:42:49PM +0100, Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
> Well, Gaudenz and Milan worked on fixing the reported RC bugs against
> yaboot. And, I'd rather thank them for that. sid's version doesn't look
> like fixing the critical problems experienced by our users. Besides, I
> don't see any bugreport of yours explaining your issue.
Having found the bug reported upstream, fixed in 1.3.14 years ago, and
seeing how many people had made attemps at getting 1.3.14 into Debian,
there seemed to be no point filling another bug report. So I didn't
bother. I usually file bug reports, but yaboot seemed obviously futile.
I am rather surprised to see there now is a new version in unstable.
A few months too late to really help anyone wanting to run Squeeze though,
but at least in a couple of years there will be a Debian version that
might be useful for those machines.
> Any bugreport I could read?
Well given I don't even know if an IBM p520 power6+ machine is expected to
work with Debian, I haven't filled one. I pointed out a few drivers and
other issues I hit, although they seemed to get no interest from anyone.
There is a bug report in grub2 (upstream) about the issues left to solve
for the IBM pseries servers.
I think I sent a bug report about the missing entries in /etc/securetty
for the IBM console ports, although given I can't find it in my email
right now, maybe I did something wrong in reportbug at the time, or the
email server was misconfigured and it didn't go out.
grub2 does work once you manually generate the image and install it on a
boot partition, and it supports software raid (something yaboot didn't,
although it appears the 1.3.16 version now in unstable might), so it
worked out OK for me. The grub developers helped fix some endianess
bugs in the md raid 1.x format handling (as well as in mdadm, which has
been fixed upstream now). To make life easier, grub needs working
handling of devices without aliases (which IBM machines don't create,
unlike apple and sun and most other openfirmware machines). I don't know
if that has been completed yet, although some work was being done on it.
I have created aliases myself for now which made grub happy.
The bug report in grub is: http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?30576
I sent a question about the missing network driver and console entries in
securetty to debian-boot and heard nothing: