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FS#33326 - [refind-efi] binary name is sub-optimal

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Rod Smith (srs5694) - Tuesday, 08 January 2013, 01:51 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Tuesday, 08 January 2013, 14:51 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The rEFInd binary should be called refind_x64.efi or refind_ia32.efi, not refindx64.efi or refindia32.efi, as in the 0.5.0 package. This is not critical for version 0.5.0; however, later versions' support scripts ( and especially in 0.6.3 and later) assume that the rEFInd binary will be called refind_x64.efi or refind_ia32.efi. These scripts become useless when the binaries are renamed.

A tip for the package maintainer: Versions 0.6.2 and later include an RPM .spec file that might be useful in helping you decide how to lay out files.

Additional info:
* package version: 0.5.0

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install package.
2. Check filenames of binaries.

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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Tuesday, 08 January 2013, 14:51 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  0.6.3-1
Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Tuesday, 08 January 2013, 02:33 GMT
  • Field changed: Summary (rEFInd binary name is sub-optimal → [refind-efi] binary name is sub-optimal)
  • Field changed: Status (Unconfirmed → Assigned)
  • Task assigned to Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
there is no package named rEFInd ;)