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Re: Bug#49948: liloconfig makes bad lilo.conf when from scratch

Joost Kooij wrote:
>On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
>> Vincent Renardias wrote: 
>> >You want lilo to exit  gracefully in case of /etc/fstab is missing?
>> >Ok, that would fix your problem for the boot floppies, but it would be
>> >broken for the "normal case", where lilo can't install and be configured
>> >without fstab file.

>> Boot-floppies folks, any ideas?
>I've done a patch for lilo.postinst that addresses the problem.
>It also stops liloconfig from being rerun on regular upgrades, so the
>maintainer may not wish to incorporate all the changes.

I don't personally like this patch much, since (as Vincent remarks)
quietly doing nothing when there is no valid /etc/fstab is only
the right behaviour for the base-system configuration situation.
I also think that even if we want to just say 'no fstab -> no configuring'
we should do it in liloconfig.

I'll try to come up with a patch to liloconfig that fits my personal
conception of the Right Thing :->

Peter Maydell

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