[virt-tools-list] Patch for UEFI support still required?

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Sat Apr 19 21:57:23 UTC 2014

On 04/19/2014 08:11 AM, Christoph Korn wrote:
> Hello,
> in Ubuntu there is a patch for UEFI support applied which was not forwarded
> upstream because according to the author it is an "ugly hack" [1]. For more
> details please have a look in the bug report [2].
> I am maintainer of an Ubuntu application site called getdeb.net which wants to
> release new versions of packages inside an Ubuntu release. Currently there is
> version 0.9.5 in Ubuntu 14.04 [3] and I want to publish version 1.0.1 on getdeb.
> Now the problem is that the patch does not apply cleanly and I wonder if it is
> still required or if there is a solution which is not so "ugly".

That patch is not upstream. And I certainly don't like the idea of adding a
UEFI option to the create wizard. Adding an option in details.py might be
acceptable, but like Marc's patch description says, we would only want to show
the UEFI option if the correct packages are installed, etc.

- Cole

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