Bug 999069 - Ship GRUB2 boot images files as package binary for PPC
Ship GRUB2 boot images files as package binary for PPC
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
ppc64 Linux
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Assigned To: Paulo Flabiano Smorigo
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: PPCTracker
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Reported: 2013-08-20 12:38 EDT by Gustavo Luiz Duarte
Modified: 2016-02-25 10:06 EST (History)
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Description Gustavo Luiz Duarte 2013-08-20 12:38:35 EDT
During the discussion for moving to GRUB2 as the bootloader on the ISO for PPC, Matthew Garrett proposed that we should be shipping a pre-built GRUB2 boot image instead of requiring the user to run grub2-mkimage.

This might facilitate bootloader updates and might help us to concentrate grub2 image creation (and selection of the modules to be built-in) in the grub2 packaging, instead of spreading it to Anaconda and other packages.

I'm filing this bug to start the discussion of the pros and cons of such change and how it should be done.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-09-16 12:37:43 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.

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Comment 2 Gustavo Luiz Duarte 2013-11-19 11:25:31 EST
We should also consider shipping binaries (and directory structure) for network boot. Currently, the user needs to run grub2-mknetdir to be able to host grub2 for network boot (through TFTP). Considering the TFTP server hosting grub2 may not be a Fedora (or even Linux) server, it would be much easier for the user if we provide the grub2 core.elf and its modules in a binary format so that the administrator can just unpack the binaries onto the TFTP server file system.

I believe the same logic described above applies to grub.conf (or some kind of template) for network booting Fedora on PPC.
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Comment 4 Jan Kurik 2015-07-15 10:45:26 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle.
Changing version to '23'.

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