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Re: lilo about to be dropped?

On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 10:44 -0300, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> writes:
> > On Monday 06 April 2009, Christian Perrier wrote:
> [...]
> >> > I do not have time to manage the removal at this point, but it will
> >> > be gone by June.
> >
> > Has the package already been offered for adoption? Preferably with an 
> > overview of its current (upstream) status and main issues. I'd say that 
> > if there's anybody willing to (actively) maintain it, it should not be 
> > removed.
> Fully agree; it should be properly offered for adoption.
> >> This is a heads up mail for the D-I team.
> >
> > I'm not sure where the original mail comes from, but IMO this should be 
> > discussed on d-devel, especially since it impacts more than just D-I. I 
> > suspect there are quite a few packages that make some sort of provisions 
> > for lilo.
> > There are also significant numbers of people still using lilo for, at 
> > least for them, very good reasons.
> >
> > Anyone remember the fairly big upset when lilo was removed from testing 
> > around D-I Lenny Beta2?
> I also share the feeling that a lot of people still uses LILO; if
> possible I do belive it should be kept.

The only way it is feasible to do so is to drop all of the Debian
patches. Without this, upstream is not cooperative with us.

However, I think ext2linux is a feasible upgrade path and that lilo will
become unnecessary by the release of squeeze.


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