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Re: sarge upgrade - linux, grub conflict

On 2006-04-17 Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 09:59:55PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 12:29:04AM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
>>> For sarge updates of the linux kernels, grub needs to be updated before
>>> linux-image*. Can this be forced by an conflict with older versions? A
>>> dependency is not appropriate.
>> Can you give more detail on why grub needs to be updated first? 
> kernel-package >> 10 uses debconf for the user communication. This
> includes the pre and post scripts specified in /etc/kernel-img.conf.
> update-grub from grub older than 0.97-3 writes informations to stdout,
> which is coupled to debconf and makes it fail.

Can't this be worked around by redirecting the output (where does newer
update-grub send it to?) or by using db_stop?
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