no gfxboot in gutsy with new syslinux

Bug #118744 reported by Martin Pitt on 2007-06-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gfxboot (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson
gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gfxboot

Current gutsy dailies (such as 20070605) use the normal syslinux screens instead of gfxboot, since gfxboot does not work with our new syslinux.

This makes it much harder to select various languages, etc.

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2007-06-05
Changed in gfxboot:
importance: Undecided → High
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → kamion
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Worked around for now in cdimage by artificially reverting to feisty's syslinux.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Pushing out to tribe-3 since I'm at Debconf next week and won't have time to work on this.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

gfxboot (3.3.28-0ubuntu1) gutsy; urgency=low

  * Resynchronise with Kanotix (3.2.35-1).
  * New upstream release from openSUSE, which is compatible with our
    syslinux again (LP: #118744).
  * Remaining changes:
    - Remove as-yet-unsatisfiable Recommends: grub-gfxboot.
    - Suggest gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (before other themes).
    - debian/patches/04_mkbootmsg_asprintf.dpatch: Fix some non-exploitable
      buffer overflows in mkbootmsg.
    - debian/patches/05_mkbootmsg_ctype.dpatch: Make sure to pass unsigned
      chars to isspace(), per the C standard; not doing so can cause
      problems on powerpc and other architectures.
  * Build-depend on libfreetype6-dev instead of x-dev and libx11-dev.
  * Remove debian/patches/01_x11libs.dpatch, no longer needed.
  * Dropped debian/patches/06_getx11font_endianness.dpatch as the code has
    changed significantly and includes an incomprehensible add_bits function
    which I have no idea how to make endian-safe or whether it even needs
    it. Comments were invented for a reason!
  * debian/patches/06_mkblfont_bdf.dpatch: Try .bdf files in mkblfont.

gfxboot (3.2.35-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - started internal rewrite to run all code in 32 bit pm
    - fixed Zen theme
    - added Catalan & Vietnamese
    - better debug window
    - fixed minor file reading bug
    - better internal locale handling
    - separated en locale into en_GB & en_US
    - more than one boot option line, finished (#160066)
    - added 'about' button
    - make it openSUSE
    - added xen test config
    - use disk image, not floppy for grub testing
    - updated Zen pictures
    - made full panel default
    - ShiftTab now works
    - remove duplicate video modes (#145749)
    - menu bar fits menu text width
    - made 'Text Mode' translatable (#179582)
    - workaround for interlaced mode issue on some ATI cards (#177982)
    - use disk image, not floppy for lilo testing
    - major code cleanup
    - removed ancient compatibility code
    - allow more than one boot option line (for xen)
    - using beta pictures
    - translations updated
    - minor Zen theme change
    - translations updated
    - added Zen texts & theme
    - add check to handle insufficient real mode handling in Xen on VMX
      machines (#175473)
    - allow per menu entry memory checks via mem.min[<label>] and
      mem.msg[<label>] in gfxboot.cfg
    - fix random memory corruption when trying to open a nonexistent
      file (#165846)
    - translations updated (#170561)
    - implemented inbyte/outbyte to access i/o space (#170167)
    - fix drawing bug (#166914)

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 07 Aug 2007 02:09:43 +0100

Changed in gfxboot-theme-ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → kamion
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gfxboot:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (0.4.1) gutsy; urgency=low

  * Remove unused logo fading code.
  * Update langlist from
  * Override language names for Gujarati, Khmer, Malayalam, and Tamil to use
    the English names; I don't seem to be able to generate a font containing
    the necessary characters for their localised names at the moment.
  * Update for various interface changes in gfxboot 3.3.28 (LP: #118744).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 07 Aug 2007 02:17:12 +0100

Changed in gfxboot-theme-ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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