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Old 01-07-2009, 02:48 PM
Tim Gardner
 
Default UBUNTU: update kernel bootloader recommends: to prefer grub

Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> Bug: #314004
>
> The kernel packages recommend either lilo or grub. The order of these
> indicates a preference. Currently we recommend lilo over grub which is
> contrary to the default in debian-installer. From Intrepid recommendations
> are automatically installed which causes the default desktop installs to
> install both grub and lilo. Not a good thing when later they are updated.
>

I accept that Colin has described the correct solution in the LP report,
but its not clear what really happens when you install 2 boot loaders.
Is it order dependent? The last one to write the MBR wins?

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Old 01-07-2009, 05:33 PM
Tim Gardner
 
Default UBUNTU: update kernel bootloader recommends: to prefer grub

Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> Bug: #314004
>
> The kernel packages recommend either lilo or grub. The order of these
> indicates a preference. Currently we recommend lilo over grub which is
> contrary to the default in debian-installer. From Intrepid recommendations
> are automatically installed which causes the default desktop installs to
> install both grub and lilo. Not a good thing when later they are updated.
>
> Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
> ---
> debian/control | 6 +++---
> debian/control.d/vars.generic | 2 +-
> debian/control.d/vars.server | 2 +-
> debian/control.stub | 6 +++---
> debian/sub-flavours/virtual.vars | 2 +-
> 5 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/debian/control b/debian/control
> index 0bf5c23..cd2f9e2 100644
> --- a/debian/control
> +++ b/debian/control
> @@ -77,7 +77,7 @@ Pre-Depends: dpkg (>= 1.10.24)
> Provides: linux-image, linux-image-2.6, fuse-module, kvm-api-4, redhat-cluster-modules, ivtv-modules, ndiswrapper-modules-1.9
> Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.36ubuntu6), coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0), module-init-tools (>= 3.3-pre11-4ubuntu3)
> Conflicts: hotplug (<< 0.0.20040105-1)
> -Recommends: lilo (>= 19.1) | grub
> +Recommends: grub | lilo (>= 19.1)
> Suggests: fdutils, linux-doc-2.6.28 | linux-source-2.6.28
> Description: Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on x86/x86_64
> This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on
> @@ -293,7 +293,7 @@ Pre-Depends: dpkg (>= 1.10.24)
> Provides: linux-image, linux-image-2.6, fuse-module, redhat-cluster-modules, kvm-api-4, ivtv-modules, ndiswrapper-modules-1.9
> Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.36ubuntu6), coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0), module-init-tools (>= 3.3-pre11-4ubuntu3)
> Conflicts: hotplug (<< 0.0.20040105-1)
> -Recommends: lilo (>= 19.1) | grub
> +Recommends: grub | lilo (>= 19.1)
> Suggests: fdutils, linux-doc-2.6.28 | linux-source-2.6.28
> Description: Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on x86/x86_64
> This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on
> @@ -401,7 +401,7 @@ Pre-Depends: dpkg (>= 1.10.24)
> Provides: linux-image, linux-image-2.6, fuse-module, redhat-cluster-modules
> Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.36ubuntu6), coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0), module-init-tools (>= 3.3-pre11-4ubuntu3)
> Conflicts: hotplug (<< 0.0.20040105-1), linux-image-2.6.28-4-server
> -Recommends: lilo (>= 19.1) | grub
> +Recommends: grub | lilo (>= 19.1)
> Suggests: fdutils, linux-doc-2.6.28 | linux-source-2.6.28
> Description: Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on x86/x86_64
> This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on
> diff --git a/debian/control.d/vars.generic b/debian/control.d/vars.generic
> index 60ed340..a2bc149 100644
> --- a/debian/control.d/vars.generic
> +++ b/debian/control.d/vars.generic
> @@ -2,5 +2,5 @@ arch="i386 amd64"
> supported="Generic"
> target="Geared toward desktop systems."
> desc="x86/x86_64"
> -bootloader="lilo (>= 19.1) | grub"
> +bootloader="grub | lilo (>= 19.1)"
> provides="kvm-api-4, redhat-cluster-modules, ivtv-modules, ndiswrapper-modules-1.9"
> diff --git a/debian/control.d/vars.server b/debian/control.d/vars.server
> index 5885323..1a5024e 100644
> --- a/debian/control.d/vars.server
> +++ b/debian/control.d/vars.server
> @@ -2,5 +2,5 @@ arch="i386 amd64"
> supported="Server"
> target="Geared toward server systems."
> desc="x86/x86_64"
> -bootloader="lilo (>= 19.1) | grub"
> +bootloader="grub | lilo (>= 19.1)"
> provides="redhat-cluster-modules, kvm-api-4, ivtv-modules, ndiswrapper-modules-1.9"
> diff --git a/debian/control.stub b/debian/control.stub
> index 0bf5c23..cd2f9e2 100644
> --- a/debian/control.stub
> +++ b/debian/control.stub
> @@ -77,7 +77,7 @@ Pre-Depends: dpkg (>= 1.10.24)
> Provides: linux-image, linux-image-2.6, fuse-module, kvm-api-4, redhat-cluster-modules, ivtv-modules, ndiswrapper-modules-1.9
> Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.36ubuntu6), coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0), module-init-tools (>= 3.3-pre11-4ubuntu3)
> Conflicts: hotplug (<< 0.0.20040105-1)
> -Recommends: lilo (>= 19.1) | grub
> +Recommends: grub | lilo (>= 19.1)
> Suggests: fdutils, linux-doc-2.6.28 | linux-source-2.6.28
> Description: Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on x86/x86_64
> This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on
> @@ -293,7 +293,7 @@ Pre-Depends: dpkg (>= 1.10.24)
> Provides: linux-image, linux-image-2.6, fuse-module, redhat-cluster-modules, kvm-api-4, ivtv-modules, ndiswrapper-modules-1.9
> Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.36ubuntu6), coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0), module-init-tools (>= 3.3-pre11-4ubuntu3)
> Conflicts: hotplug (<< 0.0.20040105-1)
> -Recommends: lilo (>= 19.1) | grub
> +Recommends: grub | lilo (>= 19.1)
> Suggests: fdutils, linux-doc-2.6.28 | linux-source-2.6.28
> Description: Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on x86/x86_64
> This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on
> @@ -401,7 +401,7 @@ Pre-Depends: dpkg (>= 1.10.24)
> Provides: linux-image, linux-image-2.6, fuse-module, redhat-cluster-modules
> Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.36ubuntu6), coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0), module-init-tools (>= 3.3-pre11-4ubuntu3)
> Conflicts: hotplug (<< 0.0.20040105-1), linux-image-2.6.28-4-server
> -Recommends: lilo (>= 19.1) | grub
> +Recommends: grub | lilo (>= 19.1)
> Suggests: fdutils, linux-doc-2.6.28 | linux-source-2.6.28
> Description: Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on x86/x86_64
> This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.6.28 on
> diff --git a/debian/sub-flavours/virtual.vars b/debian/sub-flavours/virtual.vars
> index 1f09133..fbe5dac 100644
> --- a/debian/sub-flavours/virtual.vars
> +++ b/debian/sub-flavours/virtual.vars
> @@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ arch="i386 amd64"
> supported="Virtual"
> target="Geared toward virtual machine guests."
> desc="x86/x86_64"
> -bootloader="lilo (>= 19.1) | grub"
> +bootloader="grub | lilo (>= 19.1)"
> is_sub="true"
> based_on="server"
> # The provides and conflicts are REQUIRED

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