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FS#61060 - [syslinux] don't package /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by nl6720 (nl6720) - Thursday, 13 December 2018, 13:56 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Friday, 21 December 2018, 17:42 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Packages: Testing
Status Assigned
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Anatol Pomozov (anatolik)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


If someone installs the syslinux package, it doesn't mean that they're going to use syslinux as the system's boot loader.
For example, when using only pxelinux the configuration file and directory in /boot/ is entirely useless.
I suggest moving syslinux.cfg to e.g. /usr/share/syslinux/syslinux.cfg and copying it to /boot/syslinux/ only when syslinux-install_update is run.

See  FS#57949  for a similar bug report for GRUB.

Attached is an untested patch for the syslinux package.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.
syslinux 6.04.alpha-1

Steps to reproduce:
pacman -Ql syslinux
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