Invalid dependency in grub 0.97 (legacy)

Bug #700760 reported by Ron Widell
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #493968: Can not install grub-doc. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub

IMO a packeage is not ready for prime time unless and until the docs are ready to go. Since I don't currently have the time to parse scripts and config files spread all over the file system, I'm sticking with grub 0.97 (legacy). Unfortunately it's packaged in *buntu as having grub-common as a dependency and the only grub-common available is for grub2.

Unfortunately, this also means that grub-docs can't be loaded, as grub-common conflicts with grub-docs.

I can't remove grub-common without having grub marked as broken.

This has been present in *buntu since 9.10

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Jan 9 12:23:56 2011
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: grub 0.97-29ubuntu59
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-22.70-generic
SourcePackage: grub
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-22-generic i686

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Ron Widell (r-widell) wrote :
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

We deliberately use grub-common in our GRUB Legacy packaging even though it's from GRUB 2; there's a special hack in there to allow grub-probe to emit drive names suitable for GRUB Legacy.

grub-common has:

  Conflicts: grub-doc (<< 0.97-29ubuntu60), grub-legacy-doc (<< 0.97-29ubuntu60), mdadm (<< 2.6.7-2)

grub-doc is currently at version 0.97-29ubuntu60 (since Ubuntu 10.04 LTS), and depends on grub-legacy-doc. It is therefore installable.

The bug you describe was indeed present in Ubuntu 9.10 (bug 493968), but has since been fixed.

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