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Re: Move of update-grub and grub-install to /usr/sbin

Hi Otavio,

On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 06:10:15PM -0300, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> For this to happen, my transition plan is described bellow:

>  - A new grub package would be uploaded to unstable having a group of
>    wrappers that will call /usr/sbin utilities but warn the user to
>    edit his/her /etc/kernel-img.conf. That keeps backward
>    compatibility with previous kernels and will be in place until Etch
>    is released,

>  - A NEWS.Debian entry describing the change in grub would be add too,

>  - grub-installer would have a change to don't use full paths in
>    kernel-img.conf entries _but_ this one need to migrate to etch
>    together with linux-2.6 2.6.17-6 OR new installations will be
>    broken.

Could you please expand on this last point?  What does "together" mean --
both at the same time, or one before the other (which one?)?  Why does a
kernel-img.conf without a full path break older kernels?

Other than this, the plan sounds ok.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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