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Re: [patch] rename "grubof" to "grub"

From: Hollis Blanchard
Subject: Re: [patch] rename "grubof" to "grub"
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 19:37:14 -0500

On Apr 21, 2006, at 4:15 AM, Marco Gerards wrote:

Hollis Blanchard <address@hidden> writes:

This patch renames "grubof", the executable name for PPC and Sparc, to
"grub". I'm still not sure what the naming convention should be for
the executable output by grub-mkimage; I'm thinking maybe
"grub.ppc". It isn't an image ("grub.img"); it's still an ELF file...

Personally I would prefer something like `_grub' so people see there
is something special about it and just don't use it like that.  After
that the output file can just be called grub if people want that.

What about "grubkernel" and "grub"? Or "grub.raw" and "grub"? I'd like to try to stay within 8.3 naming for all files, since people will be deploying the end result on FAT filesystems.

I was just bit by this issue myself, when I tried to run "grubof" without any modules. :) Unfortunately, because the module memory wasn't even mapped, when I tried to check the magic number I just ended up crashing my crappy Open Firmware. :( Need to come up with a better solution for that...


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