grub / grub2 conflicts

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Oct 5 05:21:46 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-09-26 at 21:49 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Doug Ledford wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> Or Doug could take over grub if he is willing to fix the issues he
> >> runs into. Or he could fork grub into maggot, use that for his needs.
> >> If he is willing to support it and you are not.. that would move us
> >> from this argument.
> > 
> > I could, but that would give me another CRITPATH package, and I'd sooner
> > slit my wrists.
> A forked GRUB for virtualization purposes only would definitely not be 
> critpath. And I'd argue that even a non-forked GRUB 1 SHOULD no longer be 
> critpath now that we default to GRUB 2, but you'd have to bring that to 
> FESCo.

grub-legacy is still default for EFI installs (which, in retrospect, is
causing quite a bit of pain, but hey, hindsight is 20/20).

Anyway, as of about ten hours ago, grub-efi is split off from grub, and
pjones is probably going to have grub2 obsolete grub. it would, of
course, be possible for the virt team to introduce the bits of grub they
actually need for libguestfs as a sub-package of libguestfs or whatever,
which would not be critpath.
Adam Williamson
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