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Re: grub themes fail to load due to missing dependencies

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: grub themes fail to load due to missing dependencies
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 16:38:13 +0200
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Mario Vazquez wrote:
> Grub 1.98 comes with the gfxmenu patch. The code used to include the
> entries in 00_header currently only adds the theme name, but nothing
> else. Due to either a bug or feature, currently grub do not load
> dependencies automatically. This means that when using a theme, it
> will not load the image modules or fonts required by the selected
> theme, causing it to fail to load at all.
Good idea but the implementation has problems like e.g: it may load the
same module twice in a setup like:
I've made my patch based on your idea and I'm currently testing and
comitting it.
> I included a patch that searches the theme directory, and add the
> entries just before the theme file.
> How to reproduce:
>  1. Put a GRUB_THEME entry with your theme in /etc/default/grub.
>  2. Generate your grub.cfg with grub-mkconfig
>  3. Reboot
>  4. The theme will not load at all.
> The patch was tested against both grub 1.98 and trunk r2263
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Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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