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Bug 60514 - gentoo-dev-sources no longer contains bootsplash
Summary: gentoo-dev-sources no longer contains bootsplash
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-08-15 19:58 UTC by B. Keroack
Modified: 2004-08-21 16:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description B. Keroack 2004-08-15 19:58:22 UTC
As of 2.6.8-gentoo, the bootsplash patch is no longer included in gentoo-dev-sources. This should have stayed masked until a replacement was found, or the patch should have been forward-ported. As of now the stable gentoo-dev-sources breaks the systems of bootsplash users and will not boot correctly, if at all.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Emerge gentoo-dev-sources
2. Configure, build, install
3. Reboot

Actual Results:  
Doesn't boot.

Expected Results:  
A functional computer.
Comment 1 Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-16 00:28:50 UTC
Why would the machine stop working?  This doesn't happen to me at all.

Anyway, we don't have a 2.6.8 bootsplash patch yet, sorry.
Comment 2 Narada Sage 2004-08-16 05:27:08 UTC
Here is a patch.
Comment 3 Michal Januszewski (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-17 15:20:59 UTC
gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8-r1 contains a bootsplash replacement - fbsplash. The new patch is documented and described on An ebuild for userspace fbsplash utilities can be found at (it will be added to Portage as soon as a bunch of changes gets integrated into rc-scripts). I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing.

Also note that the lack of bootsplash in the kernel will definitely not prevent your system from booting. If you can't boot with 2.6.8-r1, it's probably caused by smth else.
Comment 4 Michal Januszewski (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-21 16:20:38 UTC
Splashutils are now in Portage, I'm marking this bug as WONTFIX for now.