grub / grub2 conflicts

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Thu Sep 22 18:45:11 UTC 2011

On Sep 22, 2011, at 11:18 AM, Peter Jones wrote:
> On 09/22/2011 02:02 PM, David Airlie wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 05:18:09PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 17:00 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>>>>> grub provides no mechanism for you to know that, which means you
>>>>> can't
>>>>> reliably know that. Which means relying on them being compatible
>>>>> is
>>>>> incorrect.
>>>> You described yourself how libguestfs could check it. And failing
>>>> libguestfs doing it, the user could be warned to check it.
>>> I described something that is, practically speaking, impossible.
>> you run rpm -q grub in the guest and on the host, if they are the same nvr,
>> then they are the same package, where's the rocket science here.
> The whole point of libguestfs's usage was that the package isn't actually
> installed in the guest.  So that won't work.
> The rest of your point ignores that grub1 is going away as soon as is
> reasonably practicable.

It also ignores any non-rpm guests.

- jlk

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