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Old 08-27-2008, 02:50 PM
Robert Millan
 
Default Bug#494422: It IS a bug somewhere that installing 2 bootloader packages breaks booting

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 10:16:40AM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> 2) bootloader packages conflict with each other
> (bad - leaves a moment with *no* bootloader if switching)

Not that bad IMHO. Not having a bootloader package is _not_ the same as
not having a bootloader. GRUB (both Legacy and 2) propagates its files
to /boot/grub which is not handled by the package system. I think LILO
operates similarly.

Ah, and both GRUBs already conflict with each other.

> 3) bootloader packages coordinate to flag which of them is in use,
> and other packages must respect this flagging

I'd have to see the details, but I'm not very fond of the extra burden
this could mean to bootloader maintainers.

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