Bug#594189: initramfs-tools: environment variable to disable run_bootloader
On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 02:47:56PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-08-28 at 09:35 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > This is a good start, but it doesn't specify *how* boot loader packages
> > are to be disabled. I think that this needs to be consistent across
> > boot loaders.
> That would be good, but it is already a problem you have to deal with in
> creating a live distribution (e.g. you don't want an invocation of
> 'lilo' without arguments to install on some random disk chosen at build
> time). I believe it is out of scope for this policy.
> For what it's worth, I think the basic answer is 'don't create a
> configuration file'. However, elilo will do that on installation by
> default, so you need to set debconf variable elilo/runme to false.
Speaking as the grub2 maintainer, this is not particularly helpful there
as the packaging creates a configuration file on installation if
requested based on debconf interaction. Of course I can invent some way
to change this but I would like that to be consistent with other boot
loaders - that being part of the point of this report!
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]