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bug #31679: grub-mkconfig fails to add 40_custom correctly if last line has no line-feed

Submitted by:  Barry Jackson <barjac>
Submitted on:  Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:35:46 PM UTC
Category:  Configuration Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  Invalid Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  Barry Jackson
Open/Closed:  Closed Release: 
Release:  * Bazaar - trunk Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None
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Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:22:15 PM UTC, comment #2: 

It may be invalid, but how is the average user to know that?
All I did was to stop typing without hitting return at the end of the last line.
This can be fixed with one "echo", so why leave it potentially broken?

--- grub/util/grub-mkconfig.in~ 2010-11-17 13:04:07.000000000 +0000
+++ grub/util/grub-mkconfig.in  2010-11-17 13:04:04.000000000 +0000
@@ -285,6 +285,7 @@
         echo "### BEGIN $i ###"
+        echo
         echo "### END $i ###"

Barry Jackson <barjac>
Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:22:35 AM UTC, comment #1: 

configuration file without a \n at the end is invalid. 40_custom doesn't have to be able to parse invalid files.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:35:46 PM UTC, original submission:  

If the last line in 40_custom has no line-feed, then grub-mkconfig appends the 40_custom section footer to the end of the line breaking the command.

set menu_color_highlight=yellow/blue### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

Barry Jackson <barjac>


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