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Re: [PATCH] [UPDATE 2] More enhanced GNU GRUB program name transformatio

From: Lubomir Kundrak
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [UPDATE 2] More enhanced GNU GRUB program name transformations
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:30:08 +0100

Hi Hollis,

On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 19:01 -0600, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 00:20 -0600, Jerone Young wrote:
> > 
> > This patch is derived from the patch sent earlier by Lubomir Kundrak.
> > What this patch adds is for library directories and directories in
> > /boot to be changed as well. So the user can easily launch
> > 
> > ./configure --program-transform-name="s/grub/grub2/" 
> This seems a little over-engineered to me. Why not just rename all the
> grub2 stuff to be "grub2-*" to begin with?

Do you think it is a good practice to rename the program names by
default? In my opinion is not the good place to tell what version of the
program the binary belongs to. This technique is commonly used to
separate versions of software when more than one version it is in use --
temporarily, till it gets wider acceptance. That's why I think it is
good that it is configurable. Additionally we merely use autoconf's
feature, not add or invent new stuff, so it hardly can be called

> -Hollis

Lubomir Kundrak (Red Hat Security Response Team)

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