Re: LILO 21.6-2
>>"Russell" == Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Russell> I have a new version online at http://www.coker.com.au/lilo/ . It adds
Russell> /boot/vmlinuz-* automatically and doesn't look for anything in the root
Russell> directory. Please try it out and let me know what you think.
This is a bug. /boot is not the only location kernel-image
packages may put image files in. The kernel-image packages go to a
great deal of trouble to correctly create /vmlinuz and /vmlinuz.old
symbolic links (unless asked not to do so). Ignoring them means that
my lilo.conf file shall need to be constantly updated every time I
install a new kernel. I consider this a serious degradation of
At the moment, if there is no lilo.conf, the kernel-image
postinst creates a functioanl lilo.conf that takes into account
symbolic links, the location of the iomage files (if it is not /boot,
takes into account reverse symlinks, image in boot. and other
options, and creates a working lilo.conf that can be added to by the
It does not ever destroy a working lilo.conf file.
I would expect lilo itself to do at least as good a job as the
postinst of another package.
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