Bug 54794 - grubby ignores "fallback" setting
Summary: grubby ignores "fallback" setting
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Erik Troan
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Reported: 2001-10-19 03:52 UTC by Michael Schwendt
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-29 19:57:25 UTC
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Description Michael Schwendt 2001-10-19 03:52:52 UTC
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Description of problem:
The kernel rpm's new-kernel-pkg script uses "grubby" to add a new boot
entry to /boot/grub/grub.conf. It inserts a new entry 0 at the beginning,
but doesn't update the "fallback=" setting accordingly.


# before kernel package update

# after kernel package update

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
grub-0.90-11.i386.rpm from Raw Hide

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cp /boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.conf.old
2. grubby --copy-default --title "test" --add-kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-6
3. diff -u /boot/grub/grub.conf.old /boot/grub/grub.conf

Actual Results:  Grubby inserted the new kernel as first entry (0) and
increased the "default=" value accordingly to keep loading the old default
boot entry, but it did NOT increase the "fallback=" value.

Expected Results:  Grubby should have increased the "fallback=" value, too,
because it has inserted a new boot entry at the beginning.

Additional info:

[My main system is a fully updated Seawolf with just a few packages from
Raw Hide to get ext3. When I made the most recent kernel update for Seawolf
and since I have GRUB as boot loader, the kernel package's post-install
script added the 2.4.9-6 kernel using /sbin/new-kernel-pkg which in turn
runs grubby to modify /boot/grub/grub.conf.]

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-10-19 04:16:33 UTC
Wrong component. Changing to mkinitrd-3.2.6-1.

Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2001-10-19 05:46:08 UTC
The equal signs (=) for "default" and "fallback" values in this report are type
errors. Imagine they
would not be there.

Comment 3 Erik Troan 2002-05-22 02:43:44 UTC
added for mkinitrd 3.4 (still being developed)

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