Bug 1635

Summary: MILO doesn't follow symlinks in any useful way.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Peter Jones <pjones>
Component: distributionAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Version: 6.0CC: jbj, msw
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Description Peter Jones 1999-03-20 01:34:01 UTC
The default kernel path (so far) is /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.3-5 ,
and there's a symlink to /boot/vmlinuz .   MILO does really
bad things if you point it at /boot/vmlinuz ;  We probably
need to have vmlinuz be a real file (when we install a new
version, make the old one vmlinuz.old and _copy_ the new one
to vmlinuz) and fix the documentation to reflect this.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-03-21 14:42:59 UTC
No way, the proposed vmlinuz handling is a disaster waiting to happen
as far as packaging goes.

I propose to get rid of all references to /boopt/vmlinuz and tell
people to use the real names. If anybody likes vmlinuz, he/she can do
that on their own.

Comment 2 mchampig 1999-10-29 14:56:59 UTC
Another reason to dump the use of /boot/vmlinuz is that aboot
can't follow symlinks either from SRM. I've seen this bite quite
a few people. The safest is to use the full pathname under *all*
firmwares.