[arch-general] New GRUB2 packages - any comments ?

KESHAV P.R. skodabenz at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 08:48:58 EST 2011

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 18:34, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 6:55 AM, KESHAV P.R. <skodabenz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>         I (skodabenz) and Ronald Van Haren (pressh) have put together
>> a split PKGBUILD for grub2 including UEFI support (apart from standard
>> BIOS firmware).
> You asked it in another thread but split PKGBUILD intended for the
> repos can't have both i686/x86_64 and any arch in them. The dbscripts
> don't support that.

What exactly is the 'problem' in dbscripts? Is it pertaining to not
displaying the split packages when some of the split ones are 'any'
arch? Anyway its a minor issue and can be solved by a simple edit of
replacing arch=('any') by arch=('i686' 'x86_64'). But for the sake of
this, the actual 'any' package have to be rebuilt for each arch which
is a waste of time and leads to duplication of data.

I guess for sake of dbscripts compatibility, we can leave
grub2-common, grub2-bios and grub2-efi-i386 as i686 and x86_64
packages. Since grub2-efi-x86_64 exists in a separate PKGBUILD i see
no reason not to have it as 'any' arch except for the sake of
uniformity with the other grub2 packages. The final decision regading
this rests with Ronald.



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