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bug #58114: 20_linux_xen also creates garbage entries for xen*config and xen*efi

Submitted by:  John <johnth>
Submitted on:  Sat 04 Apr 2020 07:49:38 PM UTC  
 
Category:  Configuration Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release: 
Release:  Git master Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Sat 04 Apr 2020 07:49:38 PM UTC, original submission:  

In adding GRUB boot entries for Xen on Arch Linux using grub-mkconfig
My distribution Xen package installs /boot/xen-$vernum.efi and /boot/xen-$vernum.config

20_linux_xen picks these up as bootable Xen loaders for multiboot2,
and I end up with unbootable GRUB entries for them.

Could grub_file_is_not_garbage be expanded to include *.config?
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/grub.git/tree/util/grub-mkconfig_lib.in#n184

Would it be appropriate to add a file_is_not_efi and, or file_is_not_config helper function in 20_linux_xen,
similar to file_is_not_sym
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/grub.git/tree/util/grub.d/20_linux_xen.in#n176

Happy to submit these as patches if suitable,
or take to distribution package level if not.

Cheers,
John

John <johnth>

 

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