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Re: new lilo package maintainer? (was lilo removal in squeeze or please test grub2)

On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 13:39 +0200, Vincent Danjean wrote:
> On 07/06/2010 17:37, Stephen Powell wrote:
> > But for a kernel install or reconfigure, it is the responsibility of the
> > kernel maintainer scripts to invoke the bootloader.  See also, for example,
> > linux-image-2.6.26-2-s390.postinst, where zipl is assigned as the bootloader
> > on line 38.  This really is an "open and shut case", if only I can the kernel
> > people to actually look at it!  Please look at it!
> If I recall correctly, kernel maintainers have introduced
> /etc/kernel/post{inst,rm}.d/ in order to avoid to hardcode each possible
> bootloader in their script.
> Can't lilo provide a script here ?

It could, but that should be redundant in squeeze since update-initramfs
already runs lilo.

This appears to be a problem in lenny, where by default neither the
kernel postinst nor the initramfs builder runs lilo.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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