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symlinks in /boot vs. symlinks in /

Fellow Debianistas,

Why does Debian drop symlinks to vmlinuz and initrd.gz into the root
directory? The FHS does allow it (after all), but it's butt-ugly, if
you ask me.

Can we please use the upcoming release to clean this issue up? It
would require the following, I think:

  - change the template default in rootskel.
  - change the bootloaders to look for /boot/vmlinuz instead of
  - give the bootloaders the ability to detect a missing symlink in
    / and create it after asking the user, or just creating it and
    warning about the deprecated feature, asking for an update of
    the configuration files.

What do you think?

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