On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 15:44 +0200, Benjamin Cama wrote: > Le jeudi 16 septembre 2010 à 15:12 +0200, Benjamin Cama a écrit : > > You mentioned that linux-base may modify /etc/yaboot.conf. I think it > > might be the culprit for this bug, but I would first like to know how > > and why it does that ? > > OK, I was right, thanks to your hint: see > http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/kernel/dists/sid/linux-2.6/debian/linux-base.postinst > > The yaboot.conf is taken as if it has the lilo syntax. It does. Compare the function cfg_get_token() between lilo (cfg.c) and yaboot (second/cfg.c); it has been cleaned up a bit in yaboot but is still basically the same. > And this script > adds spaces and quotes around key/value pairs and let /dev/disk/by-* > names. This is not compatible with yaboot. Which of those things is not compatible with yaboot? > I also saw that you filled this bug: > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=581173 which make me > think that your approach is to adapt every bootloader to this syntax. [...] I filed that bug because elilo.sh is not consistent with ELILO itself. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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