Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1635
MILO doesn't follow symlinks in any useful way.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
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.
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.
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*