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Re: Where to find Grub's last version

From: Arbiel Perlacremaz
Subject: Re: Where to find Grub's last version
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:48:58 +0200
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I hope my message won't be in HTML. I set Thunderbird parameters according to the request you made some time ago, but the presentation I get on my screen looks as if it were HTML. So I'm going to keep my whole text in front of the message.

Thank you for you reply, Jordan, however, I'm not quite satisfied with it. I said I'm running tests, but these tests concern script I'm writing to have Grub behave accordlingly to my needs.

In no way am I a programmer, but only a regular user, and my aim is not to test unofficial releases of Grub. I want to keep with official ones.

Obviously Vladimir and myself, we have two opposite approaches : I understand very well that developpers have no time to waste in answering requests which have been already addressed, even if the result has not yet been released to regular users. On the opposite, regular users cannot be aware of what is exactly going on the development side.

To my understanding, all of you who answer our messages are sort of filters between the regular users as myself and developpers, to avoid us to disturb them. And on that respect, we, regular users, may expect you to explain that rather than being sort of blamed on not having used the latest release, when this latest release refers to a beta release.

Maybe we should not be allowed to send messages to bug list but only to the help list, and let you appreciate whether the help we are requesting needs to be translated into a bug to the development team.

Now,I understand very well that fixing a bug does not translate into modifying a single file.

However, in the present situation, when I write that the loadfont command present in the 00_header section of grub.cfg is faulty, I think that the fixing of this to be rather straightforward as the generation of this command is to be replaced by two actions : the copy of the file to the --boot-directory and the generation of a new loadfont command wich should read loadfont ${prefix}/unicode.pf2.

But, as simple as it appears, I'm not able to update the corresponding script, as I have a very limited understanding of the shell language.

Le 17/04/2012 01:19, Jordan Uggla a écrit :
On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Arbiel Perlacremaz
<address@hidden>  wrote:

I reported what I thought was a bug : my grub.cfg file refers to the file
/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2. To my understanding, this is a bug because the
path to that file at the time of grub-mkconfig can be quite different to the
path during the booting process. In the situation I was testing, Grub tried
to access a uuid which were no longer connected.

All files refered to by Grub during the booting procedure should be prefixed
with the ${prefix} variable. Any file located somewhere outside the Grub
directory and accessed by Grub at boot time should be copied to Grub's
directory at grub-mkconfig time. This is obviously not the case in the
Ubuntu 11.10 distribution.

  Vladimir Serbinenko was not happy with me and replied '

Please test with the latest version before reporting any bug. In this
case this was fixed some time ago.

So, I'm now looking for the latest version of the script 00_header which
generates the access to /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 to check whether the bug
has been fixed or not, and if it has been fixed, to report a bug to Ubuntu.

You can get grub 2.0 Beta3 from or get bzr trunk
by running "bzr branch";.

Please note that when testing bugs and fixes in any project you can't
simply assume that a single file can be updated on its own, or that
you even know which files have the needed changes without
understanding the bug or how it has been fixed. To test the new
version of grub make sure to build it, install it with "make install",
and re-run run grub-install and grub-mkconfig.

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