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Re: lilo about to be dropped?

On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 06:42 +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting William Pitcock (nenolod@dereferenced.org):
> > lilo is due for removal anyway due to being unmaintained upstream and
> > the widespread availability of alternatives.
> > 
> > I do not have time to manage the removal at this point, but it will be
> > gone by June.
> This is a heads up mail for the D-I team.
> Don't we have some install paths that still depend on LILO?

We do, in lilo-installer. Such as booting directly from LVM. But with
increasing maturity of grub2, this does not seem necessary anymore.

> Anyway, even if we don't, I think we should track that lilo removal
> and coordinate with William, in order to stop providing
> lilo-installer.

I agree.

> And, I think this should be mentioned as a release goal (dropping
> lilo). Either high priority if we have install paths depending on
> lilo, or normal priority otherwise.

I agree here too. I think these install paths could be replaced by
ext2linux as well, if that is what is needed to be done.


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