I Installed Grub 2:2.12-2 from [core-testing] so you don't have to 😜

We all remember the havoc that some Grub update wreaked on many users’ systems a while back.

Many are still “traumatized” from the experience. Some have moved on to other boot -loaders/-managers.

I went all in Guinea pig today and installed Grub 2:2.12-2 from core-testing repo.

[2024-03-17T11:09:57+0100] [ALPM] upgraded grub (2:2.12-1 -> 2:2.12-2)
[2024-03-17T11:09:57+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]      # grub-install ...
[2024-03-17T11:09:57+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]      # grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Following the suggestion in the terminal to the letter, I reinstalled the efi binary (grub-install with my own options) and regenerated grub.cfg.

After some moment of light anxiety, upon reboot, everything came back up.

All well in my corner of the Archland.

Do Not Try This At Home!


I didn’t see that you had posted this already and referenced someone else that just posted about the grub update.

As you reference above, I think the topic here relates more to grub issues coming back to haunt users.

Edit: As @eznix points out elsewhere, I was incorrect. Besides, I was merely guessing to try and help another user. Oh well…

Grub update just went stable, so everyone should see the update now, but thanks. The update this time was a rebuild after pacman changes, so I doubt anyone is going to be bitten this time, as long as they remember to grub-install and grub-mkconfig.


Just took the grub update and all is normal as expected.