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Bug#389881: RC-ness of this bug

On Thu, March 8, 2007 12:32, Colin Watson said:
> UUIDs certainly have their disadvantages (verbosity being the main one),
> but they're a hell of a lot better than labels for automatic use like
> this. UUIDs are suitable for automatic generation while labels should
> only be set by the sysadmin. The fiasco with Red Hat's installer setting
> labels which can then end up conflicting with itself if you do multiple
> parallel installs should demonstrate this (and some of the people
> involved in Anaconda development said to me in person that in hindsight
> this was probably a mistake). We've already backed away from automatic
> use of labels once (http://bugs.debian.org/310754) so let's not have to
> do so again!

I agree. We had similar pains with the default naming of volume groups for
lvm installations, people will do multiple installs and the labels *will*

(And I find by-id even better than by-uuid since by-uuid still might break
due to careless admins doing whole-partition backups using dd.)

David Härdeman

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