Re: ubuntu 12.04 LTS how to avoid GRUB update‏

Spyros Tsiolis stsiol at
Wed Jan 13 19:00:17 UTC 2016

On Wed, 13/1/16, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at> wrote:

 Subject: Re: ubuntu 12.04 LTS how to avoid GRUB update‏
 To: ubuntu-users at
 Date: Wednesday, 13 January, 2016, 12:47
 On Wed, 13 Jan 2016
 11:31:56 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
 Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:12:13 +0000 (UTC), Spyros Tsiolis
 >>Yes, I've
 "unchecked" the GRUB2 package but synaptic chokes
 >>other packages that (from what it
 seems) are needed by the system.
 can post the actual message if you want me to .  
 >No, never post a
 message that is related to your request, you get
 >better help, if we have to guess or use
 crystal balls.
 don't understand why you want to perform a partial
 upgrade, resp. are
 >you using GRUB at
 >GRUB likely is
 a recommended dependency, if so, then it could be
 >removed assumed you shouldn't use it.
 However, Petter suggested to put
 >a hold
 on the package. Did you test this?
 On my Wily install a bootloader is just a
 recommended dependency, so a
 dummy package
 isn't needed, but installing one allows to care less
 optional dependencies that are
 So if you
 don't need it and don't want to care about managing
 and unwanted recommended
 dependencies, you could install a dummy
   $ sudo equivs-control
 Edit the generated
 file, e.g.:
   $ cat
   Priority: optional
   Standards-Version: 3.9.2
   Package: grub-pc
 Weremouse <silver.bullet at>
   Architecture: all
 Description: Dummy package
 Build the dummy package:
   $ sudo equivs-build grub-pc
 Install it and remove the rest
 of the GRUB related packages.

Hi again Ralph,

Oook. Sounds interesting. I'll try what you suggest here.

Best Regards,


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