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Nov 10 updates - grub-pc

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asqwerth
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Re: Nov 10 updates - grub-pc

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Post by asqwerth » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:04 pm

fehlix wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:58 am
Eadwine Rose wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:53 am
Basically when something like this happens I stop updating my system altogether so it stays in the state it is in and other things won't wreak havoc. I didn't run all those debian updates that came along with it either ;)

This basically happens to me every year around this time, so I am used to it by now *giggle*
Note the Grub-upgrades last step with user interaction of selecting installing into MBR,
is nothing else as what you have with MX Boot Repair. You might more comfortable using "MX Boot Repair" because it is more known,
Grub-upgrade does exactly the same. No place for fear, uncertainty and doubt.
:puppy:
Well, if she just chose not to update the grub package at all, e.g. by unticking it in Synaptic, I don't see that causing issues for now.

Yes, if she upgraded grub package but then didn't do a grub-install, then there might be issues. But just holding off completely from upgrading grub shouldn't be an issue in a non-rolling Debian distro, right? Does grub package have many dependencies?
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Re: Nov 10 updates - grub-pc

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Post by fehlix » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:12 pm

asqwerth wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:04 pm
Yes, if she upgraded grub package but then didn't do a grub-install, then there might be issues.
If you want to be very safe :rolleyes: :letmeout:
Indeed you can even stop upgrading any packages. :footinmouth:
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Re: Nov 10 updates - grub-pc

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:20 pm

Which is what I did. There will be a new all upgraded system called MX18 soon enough, so *shrug* ;) Don't make a big deal out of it, cause I don't :laugh: been doing it this way for years! It's always at the end of the year that something big comes down and I go "ok that's enough I'll wait for the new version".
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Re: Nov 10 updates - grub-pc

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Post by dr-kart » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:04 pm

Richard wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:52 pm
I noticed in richb's output that grub is (2.02~beta3-5+deb9u1) from the upgrade.

I have installed (2.02~beta3-5) and was not offered the +deb9u1 upgrade.
same on my 1st desktop. No grub-pc updates yet. On the other hand my 2nd desktop does have new grub updates pending.

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Re: Nov 10 updates - grub-pc

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Post by fehlix » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:08 pm

dr-kart wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Richard wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:52 pm
I noticed in richb's output that grub is (2.02~beta3-5+deb9u1) from the upgrade.

I have installed (2.02~beta3-5) and was not offered the +deb9u1 upgrade.
same on my 1st desktop. No grub-pc updates yet. On the other hand my 2nd desktop does have new grub updates pending.
Check your mirrors, see what they offer.
Mine looks like this:

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fehlix@mx171:~/Desktop
$ LANG=C apt policy grub-pc
grub-pc:
  Installed: 2.02~beta3-5+deb9u1
  Candidate: 2.02~beta3-5+deb9u1
  Version table:
 *** 2.02~beta3-5+deb9u1 500
        500 http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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Re: Nov 10 updates - grub-pc

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Post by dr-kart » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:17 pm

fehlix wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Check your mirrors, see what they offer.
...
That was the exact case. Thanks. Going to wait for my European mirror to be updated.

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Re: Nov 10 updates - grub-pc

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Post by Richard » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:36 pm

@fehlix,

yes, mine looks like yours. Perhaps I only saw the short name form, before.

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richard@mx171:~
$  LANG=C apt policy grub-pc
grub-pc:
  Installed: 2.02~beta3-5+deb9u1
  Candidate: 2.02~beta3-5+deb9u1
  Version table:
 *** 2.02~beta3-5+deb9u1 500
        500 http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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