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Re: [srivasta@debian.org: Re: Bug#100579: kernel-image should not run quik on NewWorld PowerMacs]



On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 06:30:49AM -0600, Jason E. Stewart wrote:
> "Ethan Benson" <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:
> 
> > Is there anyone with better perl skills then me who can help out with this?
> 
> Sorry Ethan I haven't been following this thread. I have the
> aforementioned perl skills, but I have no idea of what needs to be
> done. What's up?

well to start read the bug ;-)

basically i think the following should happen:

deep six the whole create boot-floppy thing for powermac, its
worthless.

if newworld check for the existence of /etc/yaboot.conf, if it exists
do nothing, if not run yabootconfig (if available).  yabootconfig will
do all necessary prompting.  

if oldworld tell user they must fix /etc/quik.conf (if it exists) to
point at the new kernel and that pointing at a symlink won't work.  if
quik.conf does not exist ask to generate one like it does now, only
make one that works (ie doesn't point image= at symlinks).  quikconfig
is broken.  

there is no need to rerun quik or ybin after kernel installs (ybin
need only be run if /etc/yaboot.conf changes, not the kernel).  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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