Re: syslinux progress & reviews
On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 10:09:52PM +0200, Lukas Schwaighofer wrote:
>I've worked a bit on syslinux now. I've fixed one notable problem that
>I've found: The current syslinux package (statically) links against a
>pre-compiled version of gnu-efi (supplied in the syslinux source
>I also made a few more improvements apart from cleanup:
>* the package now builds reproducibly (still needs the same build path
>* added patches from upstream to fix:
> - boot problems for pre-2005 BIOS computers, see #857597 
> - boot failure from btrfs, see #865462 
>I think the two new patches are quite small and might be suitable to
>be added to stretch in a point release, after we've tested them
Yup, that would make sense. Looking at the changes now.
>For now I've made sure that the same files are installed into the same
>binary packages (using the same paths). There's some room for
>improvement here, e.g. #819973 , but I'd like to avoid any "breaks
>my scripts" dragons for now.
Nod, good plan! :-) That was a perennial problem with older syslinux
>I'd be happy if someone took the time to review the changes I made so
>far in git:
>My plan now is to test a few boot scenarios with this package myself
>and probably ask you to sponsor an upload to either unstable or
>experimental soon (weekend).
All looks sane enough so far!
>I consider the updated 6.03 version an intermediate step which, amongst
>other things, allows us to check if the cherry picking the two commits
>above fixes the problems as expected (and doesn't cause regressions). I
>intend upgrade to the pre-release for 6.04 in unstable/testing later.
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