[arch-releng] grub-gfx - Was: Dep cycles in core and 2009.01
allan at archlinux.org
Sat Jan 31 10:52:52 EST 2009
Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi wrote:
> Allan McRae wrote:
>> Gerhard Brauer wrote:
>>> Am Sat, 31 Jan 2009 20:23:34 +1000
>>> schrieb Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:
>>>> Would it be a good idea to move grub-gfx to [extra] if it is being
>>>> used on the installer?
>>> Hmm, abstain...
>>> First i wonder that we use a community package on/for installation
>>> sources, but it's only the grub-gfx package. So i have no problem
>>> belong this to community at all. (I also thought about maintaining a
>>> separate grub-gfx only for archiso...).
>>> I see the problem mainly on our testing procedure: this behavior must
>>> have be detected earlier - and not from a "beta tester"(Thanks
>>> Gerardo!), WE have had to detect this....
>>> (I detect it on i686 and initiate that this got fixed. Myself (only
>>> i686) don't look if x86_64 was rebuild also....
>> Can someone clarify what package the grub being installed onto the
>> users system is? From the problems here, I am getting the impression
>> that it is the grub-gfx package.
> In resume:
> * The package installed at:
> the root-fs of ISO is grub-gfx.
> the root of new user system $DESTDIR is grub, but...
> the MBR/BOOT of the new system is grub-gfx because
> $DESTDIR/sbin/grub-install (script) uses /sbin/grub (bin) and not
> $DESTDIR/sbin/grub (bin)
> * Under x86_64 grub-gfx fails in ext2/3/4 FS since don't have latest
> patches that the i686 version have.
> May be, a chroot to $DESTDIR and install grub from here with
> grub-install, or use the old method from 2008.06 that uses grub binary
> Or another solution.
Thanks for the clarification. I was concerned about grub-gfx being
installed to peoples systems by default but had not realized that this
was because of a bug.
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