Re: ubuntu 12.04 LTS how to avoid GRUB update‏

Spyros Tsiolis stsiol at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jan 13 19:00:17 UTC 2016


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

 Subject: Re: ubuntu 12.04 LTS how to avoid GRUB update‏
 To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
 Date: Wednesday, 13 January, 2016, 12:47
 
 On Wed, 13 Jan 2016
 11:31:56 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
 >On
 Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:12:13 +0000 (UTC), Spyros Tsiolis
 wrote:
 >>Yes, I've
 "unchecked" the GRUB2 package but synaptic chokes
 on
 >>other packages that (from what it
 seems) are needed by the system.
 >>I
 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.
 >
 >I
 don't understand why you want to perform a partial
 upgrade, resp. are
 >you using GRUB at
 all?
 >
 >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
 about
 optional dependencies that are
 unwanted.
 
 So if you
 don't need it and don't want to care about managing
 wanted
 and unwanted recommended
 dependencies, you could install a dummy
 package.
 
 https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-helpers.en.html
 
   $ sudo equivs-control
 grub-pc
 
 Edit the generated
 file, e.g.:
 
   $ cat
 grub-pc
   Priority: optional
   Standards-Version: 3.9.2
 
   Package: grub-pc
   Version:
 2015:09-06-moonstudio
   Maintainer:
 Weremouse <silver.bullet at zoho.com>
   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.
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Hi again Ralph,

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

Best Regards,

spyros




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