[arch-dev-public] grub/grub2 final

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Sun Jun 24 16:10:27 EDT 2012

On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM, Ionut Biru <ibiru at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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
> --
> Ionuț

Well sure, but grub-bios will be part of the grub group. Won't it
automatically replace the grub package with the group in that case?


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