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Re: [jason@topic.com.au: Re: grub override disparity]

On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 07:02:26PM +1000, Jason Thomas wrote:
> It seems the email address below is not being read. So is someone on
> this list able to explain or deal with the issues below.
> > 
> > the grub package does not conflict with others, so therefore it should go in optional.

It might not actually conflict in terms of dpkg dependencies, but
in reality you can only use one boot loader.

          This contains all packages that conflict with others with
          required, important, standard or optional priorities, or are only
          likely to be useful if you already know what they are or have
          specialised requirements.

lilo is in section 'base' and is priority 'standard', so grub must
go in extra, because users of it have specialised requirements.

(Actually, I'd be happy to see lilo and grub swapped, since IMHO grub
is much better. I hear that lilo can't boot from RAID partitions, but
that qualifies as a specialised requirement IMHO.)

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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