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Re: Are the GRUB packages maintained or orphaned?

Hi, grub hasn't been orphaned. It is maintained by a group colaboration
on the pkg-grub-devel mailing list. I've had little time to work on grub
lately and all the update-grub stuff has been left upto me.

I attempted to re-write update-grub and when I asked for feed back I got

If you'd like to be involved let me know. The problem with a lot of the
bugs people are complaining about is that when fixed break something
else.  Also all the devfs bugs are people screwing up the systems by
mixing devfs and plan /dev. I know it would be great if update-grub/grub
could handle.

Anyway my main point is you can't just go apply the patch that came
with the bug report most of the time there wrong or short sighted.
You'll have to test them throughly and understand them completely.

Now the other problem with bugs in grub itself is I know very little
about the internals of grub and filesystems and things. So these are
just forwarded upstream. This makes me the unnecassary middle man. And I
don't have the time to keep doing that.

So thanks for your interest I hope you have what it takes to get

On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 08:54:12PM -0400, sean finney wrote:
> hi phil,
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 08:15:48PM -0400, Phil Edwards wrote:
> > 
> > I'm running into show-stopper update-grub bugs that were reported, multiple
> > times, with patches, almost a year ago, but never had any followups or
> > actions taken as a result.  I'm assuming the packages have been orphaned
> > but don't know how to look up that status.
> http://packages.qa.debian.org/grub
> should tell you want you want to know.
> hth
> 	sean


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