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Re: LILO 21.6-2

On Saturday 06 January 2001 15:08, Joey Hess wrote:
> Russell Coker wrote:
> > I have just uploaded LILO 21.6-2 to Woody.  I have made it use debconf
> > for all the common settings (I can configure lilo.conf for all my
> > machines using only debconf).  Please test it and let me know of any
> > other settings that should be added for debconf.
> >
> > Also I am concerned about the risk of breaking things.  Please let me
> > know how it works.
> Well I rather agree with the bug reports that state it should not
> overwrite existing working configurations.
> Also, it broke my configuration by pointing to these images:
> image=/vmlinuz
>     label=Linux
> image=/vmlinuz.old
>     label=old
> That doesn't work, I have kernel-package configured to put them in
> /boot.

You don't have sym-links to the root directory?  Why not?

Hmm.  I think I'll make the next version take a list of kernel locations.

> It spewed something to the screen which overwrote/corrupted debconf's slang
> frontend. I think I caught it using script, it seems to be:
>   Running /usr/sbin/liloconfig
>   This program only reinstall LiLO with the already given options.
>   You can reconfigure LiLO with the dpkg-reconfigure lilo or you can use
>   the old configuration tool, which is now named oldliloconfig.
>   Here we will run lilo, but now for security reasons we won't do it!
>   Please verify lilo.conf by hand and send comments to
> russell@coker.com.au! Thanks, and sorry about the data loss ;)
>   Here we will dd the mbr.b to /dev/sda.
> Finally, all the debconf questions are written in pretty bad English.

Yes.  They were submitted to me by a Hungarian.  I am already in the process 
of fixing grammar and spelling.

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