Replacing grubby with grub2-mkconfig in kernel install process

Chris Murphy lists at
Sun Jun 17 20:50:10 UTC 2012

On Jun 17, 2012, at 12:44 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:

> Am 17.06.2012 20:21, schrieb Heiko Adams:
>> Am 17.06.2012 20:15, schrieb drago01:
>>> By that logic we could just stop development today.
>> +1
> mhh and some "changes for the sake of the change" are showing that
> there are things which are working fine and should not be touched
> and changed and to say it clear: if things are working perfectly
> fine why the hell is "development" needed there to break them
> anfd 1 or 2 years ago say "hey, our new perfect things are fixing
> problems" BUT nobdy says "fixing problems introduced by change for
> the sake of the change"

Versus whining for the sake of whining, about change.

GRUB Legacy is dead. It's not maintained upstream anymore, for something like 6 years. You can't even get support for it on the GRUB list. GRUB 2 is current. There is no debate there. Grubby does not work fine with GRUB 2, it creates sloppy menu lists that eventually break the advanced menu entries, as well as totally departing from any user customization of /etc/default/grub.  I manually run grub2-mkconfig to fix (i.e. remove and replace) grubby's entries after any update that updates the kernel. I'd rather this be done automatically, but I understand why that didn't happen for F17.

Since the plan is to move to GRUB2-EFI for F18, I'm hopeful that grubby can be dropped for configurations using GRUB2 as the boot loader, in F18.

Chris Murphy

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