Booting Fedora from LVM with grub2

Jared K. Smith jsmith at
Wed Mar 28 15:58:48 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 4:16 AM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at> wrote:
> if this ever happens anaconda has to be considered as
> broken by design

Harald, I've tried to be patient with your recent posts to the devel
list, but you don't seem to get the message (or you're actively
choosing to ignore it), so I'm going to say it again as clearly as I
can.  The universe of Fedora development doesn't revolve around you.
Development involves a fair amount of group consensus, but as in any
meritocracy -- people are more likely to have their opinions valued
and listened to when they're willing to take an active role in the
process, rather than playing Monday-morning quarterback (an American
term, sorry) or complaining about things after the fact.

> the currently active bugs has to be fixed instead remove
> capabilities at all

Who died and put you in charge of the anaconda team?  Do they now
answer to you?  Making demands like this is more likely to get you
ignored than to have a positive effect.

How about rather than demanding (or trying to project your own views
on the team's motives), you take a more active role in submitting bug
patches or helping out in some other positive way?  I've had the
opportunity to rub shoulders with many of the people on the anaconda
team over the past couple of years, and I've never once heard any of
them suggest that they want to remove capabilities and not fix bugs.
I understand that sometimes features or capabilities change (the
change in btrfs support in the F17 installer as a hot-button example),
but I don't ascribe any malice or ill-intent to the anaconda team for
making that change.  I also know that the anaconda team has a vision
for how they'd like anaconda to evolve.  I could guess (based on your
past mailing list posts) that you don't want any fundamental shifts in
the way anaconda works, but I'd rather not guess as to your wants or
desires either.  The reality is that anaconda is in the middle of a
major rewrite, and there are going to be quite a few changes before
things are done.

If you're serious about making anaconda better and are willing to work
to help on it, I'm sure the anaconda team would appreciate your help.
Otherwise, please try to be patient with changes and imperfections as
they work through the rewrite.  I can assure you that they're trying
their hardest to find the right balance of time between fixing bugs in
the older code and writing new code.

Again, I'm sorry to have to put this so bluntly, but I feel it needed
to be said.

Jared Smith

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