How to disable grub-mkconfig once and forever?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Sat Jul 9 16:53:43 UTC 2016

On Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:33:00 -0400, Tom H wrote:
>On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at>
>> optional Standards-Version: 3.9.2
>> Package: grub-pc
>> Version: 2015:09-06-moonstudio
>> Maintainer: Weremouse <silver.bullet at>
>> Architecture: all
>> Description: Dummy package  
>You should've kept the dummy package.

Perhaps. Likely the epoch 2015 would have prevented an upgrade/install.

>When I use equivs, I name the package replacing $PACKAGE
>"local-$PACKAGE" and have
>Package: local-$PACKAGE
>Version: 1.0
>Replaces: $PACKAGE
>Provides: $PACKAGE
>in the control file.

Thank you.

I will build the dummy packages this way for 16.04.

So, since there is no package "local-grub-pc"of any version peovidedby
official repositories and it replaces and provides "grub-pc" without
mentioning what version of grub-pc, this might be safer, than a high
epoch number of a package named "grub-pc".

I suspect you call it "local-", because it's a local package, it
isn't a special flag, naming it "foo-" does also work.

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