Debian Bug report logs - #610365
debian-installer: outdated warning about GRUB2 in expert mode

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Package: debian-installer; Maintainer for debian-installer is Debian Install System Team <>; Source for debian-installer is src:debian-installer.

Reported by: Tobias Bußmann <>

Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:21:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: d-i

Fixed in version grub-installer/1.60

Done: Otavio Salvador <>

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Report forwarded to,, Debian Install System Team <>:
Bug#610365; Package debian-installer. (Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:21:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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squeeze RC1

please either use found or fixed to the control server with a correct version, or reply to this report indicating the correct version so the maintainer (or someone else) can correct it for you.

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From: Tobias Bußmann <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: debian-installer: outdated warning about GRUB2 in expert mode
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:32:21 +0100
Package: debian-installer
Version: squeeze RC1
Severity: normal
Tags: d-i

when installing squeeze with rc1 netboot image in expert mode, I get a warning
about GRUB2 beeing experimental and should not be used on production systems.
According to GRUB2 is now the recommended
default. So the warning message seems to be somehow outdated and confusing.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Reply sent to Otavio Salvador <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:51:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Tobias Bußmann <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:51:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Otavio Salvador <>
Subject: Bug#610365: fixed in grub-installer 1.60
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:47:06 +0000
Source: grub-installer
Source-Version: 1.60

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
grub-installer, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/g/grub-installer/grub-installer_1.60.dsc
  to main/g/grub-installer/grub-installer_1.60.tar.gz
  to main/g/grub-installer/grub-installer_1.60_amd64.udeb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Otavio Salvador <> (supplier of updated grub-installer package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 21:41:47 -0200
Source: grub-installer
Binary: grub-installer
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1.60
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <>
Changed-By: Otavio Salvador <>
 grub-installer - Install GRUB on a hard disk (udeb)
Closes: 610365
 grub-installer (1.60) unstable; urgency=low
   * Drop warning about GRUB 2 being experimental. Closes: #610365.
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Package-Type: udeb

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