[CentOS] kernel update doesn't update grub.conf

Wed Apr 8 10:01:43 UTC 2009
William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>

On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 01:43 +0200, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> William L. Maltby wrote on Tue, 07 Apr 2009 17:52:04 -0400:
> > AFAIK, my 5.3 is completely "box stock" in this area, and probably 98%
> > of others too. I have no /etc/grub*. 
> > 
> >    $ ls -l /etc/grub*
> >    ls: /etc/grub*: No such file or directory
> > 
> > I also checked my 4.6 Centos. It has the /boot/grub[mg]* relationship
> > reversed (menu.lst->grub.conf). I presume that's OK for 4.x as it is
> > also "as delivered" AFAIK.
> Bill, there's definitely something wrong on *your* system. ;-) It should 
> be exactly as Robert has found it on his machine.

Well, at least you didn't spoil a perfectly good Friday for me. A
symlink is something I can do.

Hmmm... Maybe the *64 systems are different? I'm on a 686. A rpm -q
--filesbypkg grub doesn't show anything in /etc.  And an rpm -v --verify
grub looks ok too.

How much can I trust this stuff? The --verify shows /boot/grub but
nothing in the directory itself - no /boot/grub/menu.lst
or /boot/grub/grub.conf. And a --whatprovides on those two files claims
no package owns them.

I guess they are not delivered as part of the package, but constructed
during install.

> Kai