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Re: grub2 on powerpc

On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 12:31:59PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 12:10:53PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > > ofpathname is part of the ibm-powerpc-utils package (not the same as the
> > > package currently in debian), and Aurelien Gerome is packaging it, since
> > > yaboot also needs it over the kind-of-broken ofpath found in the yaboot code,
> > > so this should be less an issue than you think.
> > 
> > Is grub2 usable without it?  If it's not, we'd rather remove powerpc from the
> > arch list for now.  We don't want to provide a broken build do we? :)
> Well, as it will be uploaded ASAP, and the only problem will be NEW, it should
> be no major problem, please don't remove it just now yet. It is not the
> default, so breakage will only come to those who know what they do.

Ah, good.

> Also, it will be an error at grub2 install time, not run time, and you should
> maybe do like yaboot-installer, check an absence of ofpathname, and then
> either try to use yaboot's ofpath, and if this one returns empty, abort and
> inform the user.

Can't we just depend on the package that provides ofpathname?

Robert Millan

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