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Re: grub-install for FreeBSD

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: grub-install for FreeBSD
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 14:09:21 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 08:36:01AM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> Andrey Shuvikov wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I tried to install Grub2 under FreeBSD but grub-install failed because 
> > readlink doesn't understand -f and stat doesn't have -c. I edited 
> > to use different commands instead. I'm not sure it's 
> > the right way to handle this difference but it worked. The patch is 
> > attached.
> >
> >   
> We're aware of this problem. Felix Zielcke has a solution but at this
> point it's deemed too intrusive. We'll probably commit it once feature
> freeze is over

Alternatively, I could also allow a patch that checks the capabilities of
those commands.  It should try readlink first, and fallback to greadlink
if necessary.

Robert Millan

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