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Re: [PATCH] Remove HFS support

From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove HFS support
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2022 20:38:30 +0200
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On 8/19/22 20:09, Steve McIntyre wrote:
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

Add "Ports" to this.

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?

I don't know what should be the deal with the security of a boot loader
to be honest. If someone has access to your hardware so they can control
your bootloader, you have much worse problems anyway.

Forking is also a terrible idea as every forked package means having to
track it manually.


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