[arch-dev-public] new grub2 package: advice needed
schiv at archlinux.org
Tue Jan 25 15:31:16 EST 2011
On 26 January 2011 03:37, Ronald van Haren <pressh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm preparing a new set of grub2 packages together with a user
> (skodabenz). We've had a rather long discussion about if we should
> rename 's/grub/grub2' in the package. In theory this should allow to
> install both grub and grub2 (chainloading, but nobody will do that
> anyway I suppose), but it will also make things more clear as they no
> longer share similar directories.
> - This would rename however all utilities to have grub2 in the name
> instead of grub.
> - the config directory will move to /boot/grub2
> Some consequences:
> - people can't find their utilities anymore (searching is difficult for some)
> - grub2 may replace grub and switching names again would be weird
> - previously used config file is not loaded and people get greeted by
> the grub command line (which is quite powerful though). We could
> possibly copy the old grub.cfg from the users system over to
> /boot/grub2/grub.cfg. If we don't copy it we can blame Allan.
> I'm not quite sure what the best option here is. What do you think?
What is the aim, though? From what I gather:
- allow to install both grub and grub2
- make the distinction clearer
Is that correct? If so, the impact from the following:
- people can't find their utilities anymore (searching is difficult for some)
- grub2 may replace grub and switching names again would be weird
Will, IMO, not be worth this rename.
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