F17 latest yum update hoses grub.cfg, grubby?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Mar 21 02:56:37 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 19:24 -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
> After a yum update a few minutes ago, GRUB's kinda messed up. Anyone
> else?
> Right off the bat I get these two (2nd is a continuation of the 1st):
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3253801/first.png
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3253801/second.png
> Which apparently fails, because I then get this:
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3253801/third.png
> Which, is not right, it's missing the primary/default "Fedora Linux"
> option which should boot the newly updated and current kernel. If I
> choose this Advanced option, or let it time out, I get this:
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3253801/fourth.png
> Eventually it boots, but uname -r indicates 3.3.0-0.rc7.git0.3 not
> 3.3.0-1.
> So is this a problem with grubby? 

I'm guessing it's the new grub2. I think I've seen another report of
problems installing new kernels after the grub2 update, but I don't see
any bug filed. Can someone file a bug on this, please?

> Or is this ... wait. Why does the GRUB2 menu says it's GRUB  version
> 2.00~beta2, and yet yum says what's installed is 1.99-19 from repo
> koji-override-1? 

pjones wasn't aware of the Fedora naming conventions for pre-release
packages, so he just called 2.00~beta2 '1.99-19'. Properly, it ought to
be versioned grub2-2.00-0.1.beta2.fc17. (Or possibly
grub2-2.00-0.1.~beta2.fc17, I really dunno what that tilde is for). We
will likely fix this up in a future build. The code is indeed
2.00~beta2, so '1.99-19' is a substantial jump from 1.99-18.
Adam Williamson
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