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Bug 1519051 - grub2-starfield-theme disappeared F26->F27, please restore it?
Summary: grub2-starfield-theme disappeared F26->F27, please restore it?
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-30 01:26 UTC by Neal Gompa
Modified: 2018-11-30 17:33 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-11-30 17:33:10 UTC

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Description Neal Gompa 2017-11-30 01:26:47 UTC
Description of problem:
When upgrading from Fedora 26 to Fedora 27, my grub2-starfield-theme package didn't have an upgrade candidate. It appears that it disappeared in Fedora 27 with no explanation?

I looked through the Git history and the RPM changelog and couldn't find a reason for it.

If it was accidentally dropped, could it be re-added as an update, please?

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Comment 1 Neal Gompa 2018-02-12 16:51:23 UTC

Comment 2 Peter Jones 2018-02-15 20:30:45 UTC
It wasn't accidentally dropped - it's basically a bug oracle, and we'd only intended to ever ship it as an example anyway.  So we decided we didn't want to ship it if we could help it.

AFAICS right now you should just keep the old package if it was installed, and it should work as well as it did?

Comment 3 Mohammed Arafa 2018-03-16 12:59:28 UTC
this is the _only_ shipped grub2 theme.

i was going to open a bug report to have this installed and configured at fedora install time coz its an integral part of making the distribution GUI only as opposed to appearing klunky with some parts ancient text look and some parts wonderful GUI in colour. but this package isnt available

Comment 4 Ali Akcaagac 2018-05-12 21:43:18 UTC
I would like to have system and starfield back too. Feeling sad that the packages got dropped.

Comment 5 Mohammed Arafa 2018-06-17 07:28:50 UTC

i would like to point you to which i says "This shall be the default theme for the GRUB2" 

if you are unable to continue maintaining this package, how about attaching the src.rpm to this bugzilla report?
i did try to search for it but it kept pointing me to the grub2 src.rpm (not to mention the latest rpm for this package compiled early this year
Wed Jan 17 2018 Peter Jones <> - 2.02-0.43

thank you

Comment 6 Mohammed Arafa 2018-06-17 07:34:40 UTC
oh wow! look at this:

@ngompa Neal Gompa <> since you are also reading this bz. the description part where it says "This subpackage 25 + provides an example theme for the grub screen." is incorrect, see my previous comment where it says this is the _default_ theme for GRUB2

oh and thank you very much for adding it back in.

Ps. when will the fc28 version become available?

Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2018-11-27 15:10:03 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 27 is nearing its end of life.
On 2018-Nov-30  Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for
Fedora 27. It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases
that are no longer maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as
EOL if it remains open with a Fedora  'version' of '27'.

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Comment 8 Mohammed Arafa 2018-11-28 00:03:30 UTC
this is still valid for fedora 29 however i do not see the drop down for the versions.

Comment 9 Ben Cotton 2018-11-30 17:33:10 UTC
Fedora 27 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2018-11-30. Fedora 27 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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