F17 latest yum update hoses grub.cfg, grubby?

Peter Jones pjones at redhat.com
Wed Mar 21 15:17:06 UTC 2012

On 03/21/2012 02:27 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 00:12 -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> On Mar 21, 2012, at 12:08 AM, Chris Murphy wrote:
>>> It seems reasonable to consider this a grubby bug, yes?
>> Considering grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg produces the exact
>> correct result, guess I'm not understanding the purpose of grubby. Are
>> we in transition?
> grubby is less 'drastic' that grub2-mkconfig. it takes the existing
> config and appends a new entry to it. grub2-mkconfig blows away the
> config and starts over again each time.
> i don't recall whether we ever made a specific decision to keep using
> grubby over grub2-mkconfig or whether it's just inertia, though. pjones
> might.

We definitely want to keep using grubby instead of running grub2-mkconfig and
clobbering whatever's in your config file every time.

Has somebody filed a bz about this issue?  I haven't seen one referenced in the


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