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Bug#696903: [1.83->1.84 regression]: GRUB won't install to a character device

Package: grub-installer
Version: 1.84
Severity: grave
Tags: d-i
User: debian-bsd@lists.debian.org
Usertags: kfreebsd
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-bsd@lists.debian.org


Wouter's workaround for bug #681227 now requires that GRUB's target is a
block device (and was amended to allow dummy targets as well) :

> # workaround for #681227
> if [ ! -b $bootdev -a $bootdev != dummy ]; then
>         continue
> fi

But this is still not true at least for IDE devices on kfreebsd-9 (e.g.
/dev/ada0) which are character devices.  As such, this change breaks the
GRUB step in d-i.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: kfreebsd-amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: kFreeBSD 9.0-2-amd64
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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