[adelie-devel] Re: GRUB configuration update hook

From: Luis Ressel <aranea_at_aixah.de>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:25:59 +0000

On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 08:19:28AM +0100, Molly Miller wrote:
> On 2019-07-10 04:50, A. Wilcox wrote:
> > Alyx and I have been talking and we think GRUB should automatically
> > update its configuration when a new kernel is installed. Something like

I like the suggestion a lot! We should also look into doing sth similar
for dracut.

> +1, this would very much remove some footguns. Alternatively, we could ship
> a symlink in /boot pointing to the installed kernel and initramfs image (if
> present), so that the Grub config doesn't need to change if the kernel is
> upgraded -- this is what Arch Linux does, for example.

As you've pointed out yourself, a single symlink isn't particularily
flexible. Furthermore, symlinks aren't supported by all filesystems, and
IIRC some of us use their ESPs (which are vfat filesystems) as /boot

Received on Wed Jul 10 2019 - 15:44:37 UTC

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