How to disable grub-mkconfig once and forever?

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Jul 14 17:14:37 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 10:27:16AM -0400, Tom H wrote:
> 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.

Adding a package that Provides some other package makes dependencies on
that other package *ambiguous* (all other things being equal).  It
doesn't prevent that other package still being chosen.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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