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Re: About grub.cfg{.new,} generation

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: About grub.cfg{.new,} generation
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:20:58 +0100
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On 01/12/2011 04:00 PM, appzer0 wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to have some info about the 'grub-mkconfig script'. I'm
> packaging grub 1.98.
In few days you should be able to package 1.99.
> Tell me if I'm wrong ; this script generates a
> '/boot/grub/' then it renames it to '/boot/grub/grub.cfg'.
Right (modulo additional check)
> I see a line saying:  echo /boot/grub | sed "s,x,x" ; what is it used
> for? The sed command does not change anything here, I think.
You can change the "s,x,x" part adding --transform command line option
to configure. It's useful to change all the pathes used.
> The problem is that slackware and other distributions use a "*.new"
> renaming pattern when upgrading packages, in order to not overwrite
> important config files. Then the user has to deal with these .new
> files, rename, overwrite or toss away.
> If 'grub-mkconfig' is really doing what I think it does, then it would
> just overwrite this important file, '/boot/grub/'.
grub.cfg shouldn't be packaged at all. It's autogenerated on the target

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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