On Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:08:31 AM MST Peter Robinson wrote:
On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 3:29 PM Alek Paunov <alex(a)declera.com>
> On 2020-06-30 14:34, Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
> > Share your thoughts and comments on how such move might affect you so
> > feedback can be collected for the future on why such a change might be
> > bad, how it might affect the distribution and scope of such change can
> > be determined for potential system wide proposal.
> Just in case if someone is not aware: syslinux (pxe, ext) shipped with
> Fedora is in very good state - form about 2016 I am using the package
I suppose "very good state" is a relative term, upstream hasn't seen a
release since 2016 so is essentially "unmaintained", not sure it
supports secure boot, probably has a bunch of CVEs (see point about
maintenance). I think it only lives on in Fedora is because I think
it's used for some (.iso?) install method, AFIACT it's eventually
glued back together when it fails to build and is generally ignored.
It's used for ISO boot by Fedora itself, and is the preferred PXE method, the
alternative being GRUB. It's a powerful bootloader, I don't see anything that
needs changing in it.
John M. Harris, Jr.