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    Re: Update overwrites /etc/default/grub? How could that happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiel92 View Post
    I did a bugreport bug here:
    https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?36525

    I guess it explains the problem clear enough.
    They closed the bug report saying: "We don't handle apt actions here."

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    Re: Update overwrites /etc/default/grub? How could that happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiel92 View Post
    They closed the bug report saying: "We don't handle apt actions here."

    What should I do?
    Do you have a customized grub setup say for a default boot, what is it if you can tell us.

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    Re: Update overwrites /etc/default/grub? How could that happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by wilee-nilee View Post
    Do you have a customized grub setup say for a default boot, what is it if you can tell us.
    I didn't do very difficult things in /etc/default/grub, I have already restored it.
    I only changed the lines about the timeout and stuff.
    But I have been told this bug needs reporting, so...
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    Re: Update overwrites /etc/default/grub? How could that happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiel92 View Post
    They closed the bug report saying: "We don't handle apt actions here."

    What should I do?
    Raise one at launchpad. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

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    Re: Update overwrites /etc/default/grub? How could that happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiel92 View Post
    I didn't do very difficult things in /etc/default/grub, I have already restored it.
    I only changed the lines about the timeout and stuff.
    But I have been told this bug needs reporting, so...
    Strange I never get my grub.cfg rewritten changing the default wait time back to 10, from my preferred 5.

    I may have missed it though I have 3 linux OS on my HD and change the grub control at a whim to the one I want to default boot.

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    Re: Update overwrites /etc/default/grub? How could that happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    Thanks for the advice!
    I read the page you pointed me at. They seem to ask for a report regarding a specific package. Is there a specific package responsible for this bug? How do I know which one?

    (Sorry if my questions are a bit stupid. I have no experience with this stuff.)
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    Re: Update overwrites /etc/default/grub? How could that happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiel92 View Post
    Thanks for the advice!
    I read the page you pointed me at. They seem to ask for a report regarding a specific package. Is there a specific package responsible for this bug? How do I know which one?

    (Sorry if my questions are a bit stupid. I have no experience with this stuff.)
    Use this its pretty neat from a terminal.

    ubuntu-bug update-manager

    If its the wrong package it will be changed for you.

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    Re: Update overwrites /etc/default/grub? How could that happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    Use this its pretty neat from a terminal.

    ubuntu-bug update-manager

    If its the wrong package it will be changed for you.
    Allright, thanks for your help!
    It looks like I successfully submitted the bugreport.
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    Re: Update overwrites /etc/default/grub? How could that happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    It would also normally ask if you want to keep your version or install the new "package maintainers version". You can then inspect the difference and then either keep yours or install the new one.

    (grub.cfg is generated but the other scripts.)
    The new kernel was installed correctly here, but silently. I used apt; Update Manager reported no updates.

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