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Re: [PATCH] Make grub-install check for errors from efibootmgr

From: Steve McIntyre
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make grub-install check for errors from efibootmgr
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:30:48 +0000
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

Apologies for the delayed response - just found this in the archives
but for some reason I never got it in my inbox. Weird... :-/

On Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 04:29:23PM +0100, Daniel Kiper wrote:
>On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 09:49:36PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> Code is currently ignoring errors from efibootmgr, giving users
>> clearly bogus output like:
>>         Setting up grub-efi-amd64 (2.02~beta3-4) ...
>>         Installing for x86_64-efi platform.
>>         Could not delete variable: No space left on device
>>         Could not prepare Boot variable: No space left on device
>>         Installation finished. No error reported.
>> and then potentially unbootable systems. If efibootmgr fails,
>> grub-install should know that and report it!
>> We've been using this patch in Debian now for some time, with no ill
>s/this/similar/? If you are OK I will change that during commit.

Yup, perfect. :-)

>If there are no objections I will commit this in a week or so.


Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                address@hidden
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We don't need no thought control.

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