Bug#558042: grub-common: Additional information

junior edjunior at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 00:44:16 UTC 2009

Package: grub-common
Severity: normal


I reproduce this bug here on my sid box.

>From what I was able to verify here, it seems this is a problem with the
grub-mkrelpath application. As far as I could see, it was recently
modified on grub suite (it was a piece of shell script and now is an

Using the verification method ('stat -c %d <dir>') from
make_system_path_relative_to_its_root() function found in
/usr/lib/grub/grub-mkconfig_lib on grub-common-1.97~beta3-1 and
comparing with the new grub-mkrelpath output:

junior at sister:~$ stat -c %d /boot/
junior at sister:~$ stat -c %d /boot/..
junior at sister:~$ grub-mkrelpath /boot/

As already mentioned, this is not reproducible in my other machine running debian testing (grub-common-1.97~beta3-1).

Thanks, and please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to pt_BR.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages grub-common depends on:
ii  base-files             5.0.0             Debian base system miscellaneous f
ii  dpkg                   Debian package management system
ii  gettext-base           0.17-8            GNU Internationalization utilities
ii  install-info           4.13a.dfsg.1-5    Manage installed documentation in 
ii  libc6                  2.10.2-2          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.11-1          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages grub-common recommends:
ii  os-prober                     1.35       utility to detect other OSes on a 

Versions of packages grub-common suggests:
pn  grub-emu                      <none>     (no description available)
pn  multiboot-doc                 <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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