grub / grub2 conflicts

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Thu Sep 15 15:16:18 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:46:34AM -0400, Peter Jones wrote:
> On 09/15/2011 10:27 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >So I propose that we drop this conflicts and fix grubby instead.
> We certainly can't do that without at least first fixing other problems.

Could you explain (preferably with a full list of bugs) what you were
trying to solve with the conflicts line in the spec file?  The only
bugs I've seen so far describe problems in grubby, and this appears to
be a workaround for them.  However it may be I don't have the full

> >However the maintainer of grub is unwilling to do this, which is why
> >I've escalated this issue here.
> I've been asking you to explain why you need this and you stopped
> participating in the conversation and started this thread instead.

Since you starting swearing at me on IRC, I thought it better that we
discuss this in technical terms, and mailing lists are in any case a
better forum for technical discussions than chat.


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