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Old 08-25-2008, 11:31 PM
Default Bug#451331: always run bootloader no matter what

version 451331 2.6.26-3
retitle 451331 please always run bootloader, no matter what

I have an idea: always run the bootloader, no matter what, on any even
most tiniest dpkg adjustment of the kernel stuff. (With an override
for experts behind several child safety locks.)

I don't know what you are saving, by being so cautious trying to
determine if you should run the bootloader or not, but your
calculations often slip, with the result the user in very likely to be
locked out of his machine next reboot.

E.g., the most recent incident was upon my
upgrade linux-image-2.6.26-1-686 2.6.26-2 2.6.26-3

I had commented
#kernel-img.conf.5.gz says do_bootloader defaults to yes, but then
#why wasn't the /boot/map file updated? So:
#test "$(find /boot -type f -cnewer /boot/map)" && lilo
out in my shutdown script, but now am uncommenting it for life.

** Command line:
BOOT_IMAGE=2.6.26-1-686 ro root=UUID=0eac...
Versions of packages linux-image-2.6.26-1-686 depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.23 Debian configuration management sy
ii initramfs-tools [linux-initra 0.92f tools for generating an initramfs
ii module-init-tools 3.4-1 tools for managing Linux kernel mo
Versions of packages linux-image-2.6.26-1-686 suggests:
ii lilo 1:22.8-6 LInux LOader - The Classic OS load
-- debconf information:
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/postinst/depmod-error-initrd-2.6.26-1-686: false
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/postinst/old-system-map-link-2.6.26-1-686: true
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/prerm/would-invalidate-boot-loader-2.6.26-1-686: true
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/preinst/elilo-initrd-2.6.26-1-686: true
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/postinst/old-dir-initrd-link-2.6.26-1-686: true
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/postinst/create-kimage-link-2.6.26-1-686: true
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/preinst/overwriting-modules-2.6.26-1-686: true
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/postinst/depmod-error-2.6.26-1-686: false
shared/kernel-image/really-run-bootloader: true
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/prerm/removing-running-kernel-2.6.26-1-686: true
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/preinst/bootloader-initrd-2.6.26-1-686: true
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/preinst/lilo-initrd-2.6.26-1-686: true
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686/postinst/old-initrd-link-2.6.26-1-686: true

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