How to disable grub-mkconfig once and forever?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Wed Jul 13 12:25:16 UTC 2016


On Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:06:53 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:33:00 -0400, Tom H wrote:
>>> Package: grub-pc
>>> Version: 2015:09-06-moonstudio
>>> Maintainer: Weremouse <silver.bullet at zoho.com>
>>> Architecture: all
>>> Description: Dummy package    
>>
>>You should've kept the dummy package.
>>
>>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.  
>
>Hi Tom,
>
>your dummy packages do not prevent against an unwanted install, but my
>dummy packages do :p.
>
>Take a look at the test when I run apt-get install, first with a dummy
>package by your style
>
>
>  [root at moonstudio src]# cat dummies/gvfs-dummy 
>  Priority: optional
>  Standards-Version: 3.9.2
>
>  Package: gvfs-dummy
>  Version: 2016:07-13-moonstudio
>  Maintainer: Weremouse <silver.bullet at zoho.com>
>  Provides: gvfs
>  Replaces: gvfs
>  Architecture: all
>  Description: Dummy package

PS:

Perhaps the issue is caused by a missing gvfs version, since e.g.
nautilus requires gvfs (>= 1.3.2),

>then using a dummy package by my approach
>
>
>  [root at moonstudio src]# cat dummies/gvfs 
>  Priority: optional
>  Standards-Version: 3.9.2
>
>  Package: gvfs
>  Version: 2016:07-13-moonstudio
>  Maintainer: Weremouse <silver.bullet at zoho.com>
>  Architecture: all
>  Description: Dummy package

for my packages the version of gvfs is 2016:07-13-moonstudio, so
perhaps adding a version to "Provides" would solve the issue. I'm to
lazy to test it.

Regards,
Ralf




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