ubuntu 12.04 LTS how to avoid GRUB update‏

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Thu Jan 14 16:52:12 UTC 2016


On Thu, 2016-01-14 at 16:21 +0000, Spyros Tsiolis wrote:
> Hi Chaps,
> 
> So, I am going ahead with this (taken from Petters' mail message) :
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> 1. 'dpkg -l | grep grub'
> This lists all the installed grub packages
> 2. 'apt-get purge <list of packages from above step>'
> This removes them
> 3. 'apt-mark hold <list of removed packages>'
> This prevents them from being installed again
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Makes sense ?

Regarding Oli's information just step 1 and 2 are needed [1].
OTOH Tom found the link to a thread. Last year I also tried to get rid
of grub [2].

Just test steps 1 and 2 and perhaps also step 3. It doesn't break your
install ;). It works or it doesn't work and you always can cancel an
upgrade ;).

[1]
On Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:44:19 +0100, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>kernel packages are not allowed to hard depend on bootloaders, and
>recommends are not automatically re-installed on upgrade/dist-upgrade
>so all will be fine :)

[2]
On Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:07:26 +0100, Tom H wrote:
>See
>https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2015-September/282219.html
>too...

I don't remember if I made an user error, IOW if the dummy package is
unneeded or if the dummy package really is needed.
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2015-September/282194.html






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