[Test-Announce] Note for people with EFI installs: install grub-efi!

Peter Jones pjones at redhat.com
Wed Oct 12 17:10:04 UTC 2011

On 10/12/2011 11:26 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-10-12 at 12:29 +0300, Kalev Lember wrote:
>> On 10/12/2011 04:17 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> Hey, folks. There's a grub update in updates-testing atm (being pushed
>>> stable soon) which splits the EFI stuff off into a new grub-efi
>>> subpackage. If you have an EFI install of F16 you will need to have
>>> grub-efi installed or else your system won't boot any more. So, if you
>>> have an EFI install, install the grub-efi package!
>> Turning Beta installs into unbootable bricks doesn't sound very good. If
>> installing grub-efi on upgrades is enough to make it work, this should
>> be easy to solve.
>> I can think of two ways to convince yum to always install grub-efi on
>> upgrades:
>>  a) have grub2 require grub-efi; or
>>  b) have grub-efi obsolete grub.
>> I would personally prefer (a), but (b) should also work. grub2 is
>> already obsoleting grub, and if grub-efi was made to _also_ obsolete
>> grub, then yum should install _both_ grub2 and grub-efi on upgrades.
> Yes - it's not that we necessarily intended to leave it that way, but I
> wanted to give people a heads-up as the problem exists _now_.
> I think b) sounds closer to our goal here, if it does actually work that
> way (I thought yum would just pick one of the obsoleting packages).
> Peter?

Yeah, b definitely looks like the right thing to do.


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