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Bug#593683: linux-2.6 - images does not conflict with pre-policy versions of bootloaders

On Sat, 2010-09-18 at 17:57 +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> reopen 593683
> thanks
> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 04:38:36PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 23:16 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > s390-tools, lilo, and elilo are the only bootloaders for which Breaks: were
> > > added in the recent upload.  However, there are reports[1],[2] of serious
> > > upgrade failures resulting from not upgrading grub before trying to upgrade
> > > the kernel; and the grub in lenny definitely does not comply with the new
> > > kernel hooks policy (/etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub only exists in
> > > the squeeze versions).  Is this an oversight, or is there some other
> > > explanation for why grub was being left in an inconsistent state for these
> > > users?
> > 
> > Official kernel packages have never invoked GRUB except by running hook
> > commands.
> Still they are incompatible. This is what breaks is for.

GRUB would always 'break' when a new kernel package was installed if the
user or installer didn't set the hook command.  There has been no
incompatible change.

> Also the other architectures are missing.

No other architectures have an historical default boot loader that used
to be run automatically.


> > I think the release notes should encourage people to update their boot
> > loader first.
> This is no replacement.
> Bastian

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

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