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#1 2024-03-21 11:31:54

nick_stokie
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grub-efi-amd64-signed seems to be missing on daedalus dist-upgrade

I'm on devuan daedalus, with backports enabled. For the last few days, "apt dist-upgrade" has been wanting to upgrade a number of grub-efi packages from 2.06-13+deb12u1 to 2.12-1~bpo12+1. But in doing so it wants to remove 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' as this does not have a corresponding updated package in daedalus-backports. This doesn't feel right to me, hence why I'm asking for advice. I haven't seen anything in the release notes to suggest the package has been depreciated. And ceres and excalibur have a 2.12-1 package[1].

Debian seems to be the same (ie 2.12 missing from backports) so my *guess* is that the backports package build has been missed and we're waiting for that from upstream. It's just been a few days now so grateful to hear if others have had the same or if I'm missing some key information.

[1] https://pkginfo.devuan.org/cgi-bin/poli … *&x=submit

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#2 2024-03-21 12:17:40

rolfie
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Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed seems to be missing on daedalus dist-upgrade

Why do you need it? Do you have Secure Boot enabled?

Last edited by rolfie (2024-03-21 12:17:50)

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#3 2024-03-21 13:27:03

nick_stokie
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Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed seems to be missing on daedalus dist-upgrade

I don't think so. It probably came in on the original installation. I'm a bit scared to tamper with grub / boot stuff as it seems very easy to cause breakage.

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#4 2024-03-21 13:42:15

rolfie
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Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed seems to be missing on daedalus dist-upgrade

When you are running with Secure Boot set to "Other OS" = Disabled in the Bios, you do not need this package. I do not use SB, I remove grub-efi-amd64-signed on all my efi installations. grub still works alright.

I am on Daedalus with backports kernel 6.6 currently.

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#5 2024-03-23 10:11:07

nick_stokie
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Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed seems to be missing on daedalus dist-upgrade

Oops. Something broke. I updated the grub packages, and when I rebooted grub wasn't happy. It was something quite majorly borked as booting from a live cd and chrooting in for a 'grub-install' and 'update-grub' didn't resolve it. It could be an ageing disk and/or BIOS. Ending up with a reformat and reinstall. So I'm staying on 2.06 for a while! At least I got to test my backups ;-)

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