Hi Léo, Léo Le Bouter via Bug reports for GNU Guix <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Toggle quote (4 lines)> NOTE: SecureBoot on GNU Guix is not something common at all, so the> urgency to fix this issue is not as great as if we explicitly> advertised support for SecureBoot.
I would go further and question whether *anyone* is using SecureBootwith a Guix system, and moreover whether its feasible to do withoutnon-trivial development work.
Toggle quote (3 lines)> This looks like a sizeable upgrade to a sensitive part of GNU Guix, so> we have to test carefully.
Indeed. I would like to underline this point: GRUB is the only part ofa Guix system that cannot be easily rolled back if it breaks. If wemake changes to GRUB that causes breakage for some minority of users,those users could end up with an unbootable system, requiring the use ofa rescue disk to repair. Therefore, we should be *very* careful about updating our GRUB package,especially for the sake of bugs that almost certainly do not affect Guixusers. I think we should refrain from updating GRUB until there's an officialupstream stable release. Even then, I would advise making an effort totest it on Guix systems, using several different system configurations,before pushing it to 'master'. What do you think? Regards, Mark
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 07:47:43PM -0400, Mark H Weaver wrote:
Toggle quote (7 lines)> I think we should refrain from updating GRUB until there's an official> upstream stable release. Even then, I would advise making an effort to> test it on Guix systems, using several different system configurations,> before pushing it to 'master'.> > What do you think?
I agree with Mark that we should tread carefully. Also, I am alwaysavailable to test GRUB changes. I have a computer dedicated to testingchanges with Guix System.