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

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: [patch] rename "grubof" to "grub"
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 19:49:19 +0200
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Hollis Blanchard <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

_grub works on fat.  We use an underscore for the rescue mode
chainloader on the PC as well.  Personally I prefer something like
this or another obscure name that scares people. :-)


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