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Re: Bug#863801: grub-coreboot: fails to upgrade from jessie to stretch if init-select was installed

Am 24.06.2017 um 17:01 schrieb Simon McVittie:
> On Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at 16:04:32 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> Am 24.06.2017 um 15:09 schrieb Michael Gilbert:
>>> I entirely lost interest in the problem it was trying to solve when
>>> the init system "debate" concluded.  It should be removed.
>> FYI, I've filed #865752 for that.
> That doesn't solve the problem of the obsolete conffile breaking grub,
> though. 

Indeed not. But it answers the question whether init-select should be
NMUed in unstable.

Should the grub maintainers edit the conffile in-place as
> suggested (a Policy violation), or delete it or move it out of the way
> (also a Policy violation), or is there some other escape route possible
> here?
> It occurs to me that asking the CTTE for advice might be useful: they'd
> probably find it a refreshing change to have a question that is not a
> request to choose one side of a heated dispute between developers :-)

Since it's pretty obvious that init-select is supposed to be removed, I
wouldn't have a problem with simply forcefully removing the offending
init-select.cfg conffile (and it's probably safe to drop this migration
code after one release cycle.

Asking the CTTE certainly doesn't hurt.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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