[arch-dev-public] grub/grub2 final

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 24 16:04:46 EDT 2012

On 06/24/2012 10:51 PM, Ronald van Haren wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Tobias Powalowski
> <tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> HI
>> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/grub-devel/2012-06/msg00071.html
>> grub2 will hit final status soon, should packages be renamed then?
>> Any plan how to handle this.
>> Imho we move grub-legacy to aur or at least extra then.
>> Thanks
>> greetings
>> tpowa
>> --
>> Tobias Powalowski
>> Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
>> http://www.archlinux.org
>> tpowa at archlinux.org
> I was about to post a similar message...
> Anyway, I was planning to drop support of grub1. There has been no
> upstream for a long time and all newer features are patched in or
> require additional patches. I don't see a need to have it in [extra]
> as grub-legacy. No problem uploading it to AUR so people can continue
> to use it if they want, although you need i686 to build it so that
> could be the only reason to keep it in [extra] for a bit...
> I've seen no major breakages in grub2 since beta2 iirc. Upstream
> development has been going towards stability in recent betas and I
> would consider it stable at the moment: there were no real bug reports
> in the bugtracker for the last few months.
> I'd like to move 2.00 to [core] via [testing] when it is released,
> letting the grub-bios (atm grub2-bios) replace the old grub package.
> Adding an install message and a news item is probably a good idea at
> the time.

Do not replace grub. Most users won't read the pacman output and the
configuration syntax was changed, resulting in a non booting system.

Let them move to grub-bios.

> I'll be pushing grub2 rc1 to [testing] in a moment if you want to give
> it a try. Final 2.00 release should be in one of the next days.
> Cheers,
> Ronald


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