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Re: Bug#580455: (with patch) Who's minding the store at yaboot?

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 11:59:30PM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> The package page for Yaboot at http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/
> yaboot lists Aurélien GÉRÔME and Sven Luther as the maintainers.
> Sven has been unable to participate for some years now, and the last
> time I saw Aurélien's name on a from line was almost a year ago, and
> nothing for a couple of years before that.

Tony Breeds <tony@bakeyournoodle.com> is the current yaboot maintainer.

> Bug#580455 will soon make Squeeze un-installable on PowerMac
> hardware due to the need to switch to UUID's for identifying the
> boot and root partitions in response to udev having rendered the
> conventional device names non-deterministic.
> I've provided a patch (to ybin) that fixes the problem, but there
> doesn't seem to be anybody interested in testing it on non-PowerMac
> hardware, or geting it into the released code.
> I'm not a DD or a DM (and don't want to be one -- I haven't the time
> or expertise) so there's a need for somebody to take over...

Hopefully Tony can help.


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