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Re: Are the GRUB packages maintained or orphaned?

On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 02:59:17PM -0400, Phil Edwards wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 12:11:25PM +1000, Jason Thomas wrote:
> I don't dare subscribe to any of the debian-* lists.  The spam alone would
> swamp my system, and I just can't read that much traffic.  Or even skim it.

The pkg-grub-devel list is very new and has little spam that I know of.
But I understand.

> But I'll certainly test update-grub scripts for you.  I keep backups
> of menu.lst, after all.  As long as you don't add a call to reboot(8)
> or fdisk(8) in there, I'll happily try them out.  :-)

I've sent a tarball to you seperately.
> > 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.
> Well, okay, but /say so/.  A one-line message to the bug's audit trail
> would at least let future readers know that 1) the bug is not being ignored,
> and 2) the suggested fix has a potential problem.
> Look at it from my viewpoint.  I'm a scientist, by training and profession.
> I judge based only on the evidence, and my experience.
>   - My /experience/ is that the script is broken.
>   - There's no /evidence/ in the BTS that anybody cares.
> Now, from this email, I've learned that you /do/ care, but I know that
> only because I poked and prodded and complained.  You could preempt this
> kind of situation by simple acknowledgements to bug reports.

There are a two of us actually, myself and Robert Millan. I'll look at
the bugs soon.

> > You'll have to test them throughly and understand them completely.
> The patch in 211096 works for me.  I don't really want to use LABEL=
> in my fstab -- as an old-school Unix guy it Just Don't Seem Right --
> but there's no other way to boot both 2.4 and 2.6 kernels since 2.6 has
> renamed the devices that 2.4 treated as SCSI.

I'll look into it. You could just use 2.6, I have been for a long time
now and it's quite stable.

Thanks for waking me up! Are you going to get involved?

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