Prompted to manually accept changed menu.lst even though the diff was automatic

Bug #860248 reported by Scott Kitterman on 2011-09-27
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub (Ubuntu)
Medium
Canonical Foundations Team
Oneiric
Medium
Canonical Foundations Team
Precise
Medium
Canonical Foundations Team

Bug Description

Updated my Oneric test server today and was prompted via debconf to accept or reject changes to menu.lst. There are no manual changes in the diff (see screenshot).

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Marking high and milestoning as this seems like a significant server usability regression.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.10
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Moving to grub, since menu.lst isn't grub2. Note that this means this will only happen to people who've been upgrading since we installed grub by default, or people who manually selected grub for some reason.

I suspect that this is unfixable for Oneiric. One of the reasons grub.cfg is generated the way it is in grub2 is that this kind of bug couldn't be fixed in grub without causing something else to go wrong.

affects: grub2 (Ubuntu Oneiric) → grub (Ubuntu Oneiric)
Changed in grub (Ubuntu Oneiric):
milestone: ubuntu-11.10 → none
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

That's very odd. This was originally installed for Natty. /var/log/installer/media-info:

Kubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110330)

So why is this file even on the system?

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Wait. Nevermind.

I lost track of which system I was on.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

(I didn't actually intend to unmilestone this. Thanks, Launchpad.)

Changed in grub (Ubuntu Oneiric):
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.10
tags: added: rls-mgr-o-tracking
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Won't fix for Oneiric, as explained - I think this is too risky to attempt to change now, and shouldn't affect most default installations.

Changed in grub (Ubuntu Oneiric):
milestone: ubuntu-11.10 → none
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in grub (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: High → Medium
Changed in grub (Ubuntu Oneiric):
importance: High → Medium
tags: added: rls-mgr-p-tracking
removed: rls-mgr-o-tracking
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