Re: lilo removal in squeeze (or, "please test grub2")
Stan Hoeppner wrote:
LILO isn't broken and it works well enough for may folks such as myself. We
should have the option of keeping it, as an installable package, until _we_
feel we need to change to something else. It's as much a philosophical issue
as it is a practical one. There is no legitimate reason LILO can't be left in
the distro as an optional package, just as it is now with Lenny.
It's difficult to be "positive" when unnecessary change is being forced down
In the worst case, people will maintain unofficial packages in unofficial
repositories. In fact, I'm not even sure there's still much to maintain
with the package.. just keep it around.
It's very true, official support is best, but I wouldn't go as far as saying
the change is "forced". This is all still open and hackable software, in
the end, and "hack" here means pinning lilo and grub-pc, which should be it.
It will still be manageable by apt.