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FS#26187 - [grub] remove from base group

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Ray (ataraxia) - Sunday, 02 October 2011, 01:27 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 21 July 2012, 08:56 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Ronald van Haren (pressh)
Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 9
Private No


Since aif now supports syslinux and grub equally, there's no real reason for grub to remain in the base group. syslinux isn't in base.
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Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Saturday, 21 July 2012, 08:56 GMT
Reason for closing:  None
Additional comments about closing:  grub v1 is gone from the repos
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Sunday, 02 October 2011, 12:41 GMT
I support removing from core repo itself as grub-legacy is very old and the devs no longer need to provide sign-offs if its out of core.
Comment by Davie (daschu117) - Monday, 17 October 2011, 17:50 GMT
I think the best argument for this is that since there is such a strong push to stop using grub-legacy, removing it from the base group would be beneficial in that it wouldn't require grub to be installed then uninstalled when the user chooses to install the new bootloader. Right now, if you install grub2 (haven't tested anything else) then there are some harmless messages about uninstalling it before being able to continue. The most efficient course would be never installing a bootloader in the first place so that these messages don't appear at all, which should streamline and simplify the installation process.
Comment by Keshav Amburay (the.ridikulus.rat) - Friday, 08 June 2012, 08:01 GMT
GRUB2 (what upstream calls as GRUB) is reaching 2.00 release. Upstream recently released version 2.00~beta6 .
Comment by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Saturday, 23 June 2012, 14:50 GMT
I agree with dropping 'grub' from base.

The vast majority of people would be better off with syslinux our grub2.

Furthermore, merely installing a boot loader is not enough to get a booting system (unless I'm mistaken), so requiring the admin to instal the bootloader in addition to configuring it does not seem unreasonable.
Comment by Ronald van Haren (pressh) - Monday, 25 June 2012, 08:13 GMT
I'll be dropping grub from base, [core] and probably all repos soon when grub2 reaches 2.00