Bug 842382 - [RFE] Grubby should warn user if /etc/grub2.cfg is not a symlink to /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
[RFE] Grubby should warn user if /etc/grub2.cfg is not a symlink to /boot/gru...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grubby (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-23 12:08 EDT by John Villalovos
Modified: 2015-05-08 09:59 EDT (History)
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Simple non-tested, non-compiled patch that may work (664 bytes, patch)
2012-07-24 15:29 EDT, John Villalovos
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Description John Villalovos 2012-07-23 12:08:21 EDT
grubby modifies the /etc/grub2.cfg file.  If this file is not a symlink to /boot/grub2/grub.cfg then modifications are done in vain.

It would be helpful if grubby would print out a warning message in this instance.

It is very easy for the /etc/grub2.cfg to no longer be a symlink as seen in Bug 743977

I ran into this issue while doing a preupgrade and wondering why I could not see an Upgrade to Fedora 17 menu option in grub2
Comment 1 John Villalovos 2012-07-24 15:29:30 EDT
Created attachment 600157 [details]
Simple non-tested, non-compiled patch that may work

I did NOT compile or test this patch.  But this is an idea of what I think it could do.
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