Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >> As for tools not in Debian, you mean ofpathname? Is the grub2 >> debian package usable at all without ofpathname? (I understand that >> at least grub-install won't work, making d-i support impossible). > > ofpathname is part of the ibm-powerpc-utils package (not the same as the > package currently in debian), and Aurelien Gerome is packaging it, since > yaboot also needs it over the kind-of-broken ofpath found in the yaboot code, > so this should be less an issue than you think. While ofpathname uses sysfs, and supports a wider range of devices, it doesn't support partitions on devices (needed by yaboot), and also has a different output format than yaboot. yaboot would need updating to support it. IMO ofpathname really does need fixing to support partitions of devices. $ /usr/sbin/ofpath /dev/hda /pci@f4000000/ata-6@d/disk@0: $ /home/rleigh/powerpc-utils-1.0.2/scripts/ofpathname /dev/hda /pci@f4000000/ata-6@d/disk@0 $ /usr/sbin/ofpath /dev/hda4 /pci@f4000000/ata-6@d/disk@0:4 $ /home/rleigh/powerpc-utils-1.0.2/scripts/ofpathname /dev/hda4 /home/rleigh/powerpc-utils-1.0.2/scripts/ofpathname: line 237: cd: /sys/block/hda4: No such file or directory ofpathname: Could not find sysfs information for logical device "/dev/hda4". Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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