How to disable grub-mkconfig once and forever?

Tom H tomh0665 at
Thu Jul 14 14:27:16 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:36:30 -0400, Tom H wrote:
>> The "Provides: $PACKAGE" prevents $PACKAGE from being pulled in as a
>> dependency.
> No it doesn't, take a look at the tests I posted by
> "# apt-get install --no-install-recommends nautilus
> [snip]
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   gnome-desktop3-data gvfs"
>                       ^^^^
>                       ^^^^
> This does not happen with my dummy packages.

Strange. I haven't had this problem. I've just set up a dummy for gvfs
(since I never use it!); we'll see whether it's pulled back in. The
"Provides" should be enough to tell anything that requires gvfs that
the requirement's fulfilled. Strange.

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