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Re: grub-probe without arguments

From: Otavio Salvador
Subject: Re: grub-probe without arguments
Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 17:27:47 -0300
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"Yoshinori K. Okuji" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Monday 07 May 2007 22:06, Robert Millan wrote:
>> On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 09:23:08PM +0200, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
>> > On Monday 07 May 2007 10:21, Robert Millan wrote:
>> > > I think it would be reasonable to allow grub-probe to work without
>> > > arguments. Any comments?
>> >
>> > Why do you think so?
>> Because it's commonly invoked while debugging.  The uninitiated might have
>> some trouble figuring out the right parameter (specialy if they're not
>> debugging themselves, but providing information for someone else to debug
>> e.g. via BTS).
> The right parameter depends on system status. For instance, if you are trying 
> to install GRUB from an installer, and a boot partition is mounted at 
> somewhere else (e.g. /mnt/boot), it won't work correctly, anyway. I prefer 
> that grub-probe gets an argument explicitly, so that the user can at least 
> understand that grub-probe probes a certain directory.

I agree on that with Okuji. It'll get messy and difficult to guess if
the calling result is right or not.

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