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




On Saturday, June 24, 2017 07:01:11 PM Michael Biebl wrote:
> 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.

It was removed from unstable earlier today:

$ dak ls init-select
init-select | 1.20140921    | oldstable          | source, all
init-select | 1.20140921    | oldstable-kfreebsd | source, all

Scott K

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