Bug 450173 - new-kernel-pkg does not detect /boot/grub/grub.conf
new-kernel-pkg does not detect /boot/grub/grub.conf
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-05 13:25 EDT by Zach Carter
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:10 EDT (History)
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if /etc/grub.conf symlink does not exist, check /boot/grub/grub.conf (546 bytes, patch)
2008-06-05 13:30 EDT, Zach Carter
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Description Zach Carter 2008-06-05 13:25:42 EDT
Description of problem:

/sbin/new-kernel-pkg only checks for the /etc/grub.conf symlink, and does not
check the actual file in /boot/grub/grub.conf 

This means grubby will not run, and the grub.conf will not get updated.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 6.0.52

How reproducible:

download the latest mainline kernel, build the kernel, run make install

Steps to Reproduce:
1. download mainline kernel from kernel.org
2. build the kernel
3. make install (and the grub.conf will not be updated)
4. try the new-kernel-pkg command directly:

[zcarter@nudj linux-2.6]$ sudo /sbin/new-kernel-pkg -v --mkinitrd --depmod
--install 2.6.26-rc5
initrdfile is /boot/initrd-2.6.26-rc5.img
running depmod for 2.6.26-rc5
creating initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.26-rc5.img using 2.6.26-rc5
found /boot/initrd-2.6.26-rc5.img and using it with grubby
/etc/grub.conf does not exist, not running grubby
/etc/lilo.conf does not exist, not running grubby
[zcarter@nudj linux-2.6]$ 
Actual results:

/boot/grub/grub.conf is unchanged

Expected results:

/boot/grub/grub.conf should be updated with the recently installed kernel

Additional info:
Comment 1 Zach Carter 2008-06-05 13:30:05 EDT
Created attachment 308464 [details]
if /etc/grub.conf symlink does not exist, check /boot/grub/grub.conf
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