RFC: -server packages universe demotions and main promotions

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Tue Dec 8 11:57:34 GMT 2009

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 09:50:45PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 01:33:42PM -0500, Mathias Gug wrote:
> >  # lilo
> I've been thinking about this one. It's true that we no longer install
> LILO by default in any circumstances: the problems with XFS have been
> solved, while LVM is now handled using GRUB 2. However, this is fairly
> recent and we aren't without boot loader bugs. I'm also very conscious
> that the installer supports a grub-installer/skip=true preseed to force
> the use of LILO, and we have no way to know how many people are using
> this. (popcon shows 170549 systems with lilo installed, but we don't
> have a breakdown of why.)
> I propose a compromise that still gets us some way towards converging on
> a single boot loader on x86 while not leaving people who genuinely still
> have some reason to need LILO out in the cold. Take lilo off the server
> CD, but leave it in main for Lucid. That way, people can still use it in
> netboot installations, but the inconvenience of having to switch away
> from CD installations is likely to cause some number of those people to
> complain to us, at which point we'll have an opportunity to investigate
> why they still need LILO.
> How does that sound?

Sounds good to me.

 - mdz

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