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Re: [PATCH] Remove HFS support

From: Steve McIntyre
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove HFS support
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2022 19:09:23 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Fri, Aug 19, 2022 at 04:03:38PM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>> On Aug 19, 2022, at 3:59 PM, Daniel Kiper <> wrote:
>> If I do not hear any major objections in the following weeks I will
>> merge this patch or a variant of it in the second half of September.
>We’re still formatting our /boot partitions for Debian PowerPC for
>PowerMacs using HFS, so this change would be a breaking change for
>So, that would be a no from Debian’s side.

Not so fast please, Adrian. At the risk of sounding harsh, non-release
old ports like powerpc *really* don't get to dictate things in Debian

As Daniel Axtens has been finding out, the HFS code is terrible in
terms of security. If you still need it for old/semi-dead machines,
maybe you should fork an older grub release and stay with that?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                      
  Getting a SCSI chain working is perfectly simple if you remember that there
  must be exactly three terminations: one on one end of the cable, one on the
  far end, and the goat, terminated over the SCSI chain with a silver-handled
  knife whilst burning *black* candles. --- Anthony DeBoer

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