grub dependency problem

Paul Lemmons paul at
Sat Oct 10 21:45:33 UTC 2009

Clay Weber wrote:
> On Saturday 10 October 2009 03:09:59 pm Paul Lemmons wrote:
>> Bruce Marshall wrote:
>>> On Saturday 10 October 2009, Paul Lemmons wrote:
>>>> Now, I have no desire to remove grub-pc because that is what I am 
> using
>>>> to boot with. Grub, on the other hand, I think should have been
>>>> replaced by grub-pc. I hesitate to remove it though for fear of not
>>>> being able to boot. Most packages I am a little more caviler about but
>>>> the ability to boot is fairly near and dear to my heart :)
>>> I am running the karmic beta  without any 'backports'   and have no
>>> problems with grub  other than the fact that it screws up the boot of any
>>> old releases of *ubuntu.  I've reported that.
>>> What is the purpose of the backports?  (in your case)
>> I have always had backports turned on. I hate waiting for 6 months for
>> some updated software and so far backports has always delivered stable
>> and current releases of the software I use the most.
> there aren't any 'backports' for karmic yet, as backports are packages from 
> the *next* version. The archive is there, but there are as of yet no packages 
> in there right now. While they are considered (and labeled as) unsupported, in 
> this case they are  not causing any problems :)
> clay
I removed the two "backported" packages and things went smoothly. As 
Clay says... what is there to be in a backport repository for a release 
that is not even yet current?
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