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Re: package for distribution

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: package for distribution
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 11:13:32 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)


On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 12:22:18AM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> Hello!
> Quoting shirish <address@hidden>:
> > Hi all,
> >      I have been trying to see when GRUB2 is packaged so I could try
> >it, use it & understand all or any differences. I am running Ubuntu
> >Hardy Heron (unstable).
> I think you make a wrong assumption here, that if GRUB2 is packaged,  
> changing the bootloader will be easy and safe.  I really doubt that  
> it's possible to make such package at this stage of GRUB2 development.  
>  Whoever makes such package will be bombarded with questions and  
> complaints about systems that don't boot.
> In particular, the current code is known to be broken on PowerMac.
> >AFAIK Ubuntu sources the GRUB2 package from
> >Debian Sid & the last packaging was done on 20071101-1
> > . I was just wondering if
> >somebody knows of any discussion as to what kind of decisions are made
> >for packaging it and/or somehow to get a feed of whenever they package
> >it i.e. the latest.
> If you interested in packaging for Debian and Ubuntu, perhaps you  
> should talk to the packagers.

I do the packages for Debian Sid.  If you have questions about the
package provided at, feel free to
ask me directly or via Debian BTS.

I expect it should work on any flavour of Debian, including Ubuntu ones.

Robert Millan

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