Strange changes in GRUB boot loader configuration after the last update

During today’s latest update I got a message about a grub.pacnew that confused me a bit. The changes to the previous /etc/default/grub are a bit strange.

Old version:

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="EndeavourOS"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet loglevel=3 nowatchdog nvme_load=YES"

GRUB_THEME=/boot/grub/themes/EndeavourOS/theme.txt

GRUB_DISABLE_SUBMENU=y

New version:

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="Arch"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="loglevel=3 quiet"

#GRUB_THEME="/path/to/gfxtheme"

#GRUB_DISABLE_SUBMENU=y

# Probing for other operating systems is disabled for security reasons. Read
# documentation on GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER, if still want to enable this
# functionality install os-prober and uncomment to detect and include other
# operating systems.
#GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=false

Before I change all that, I would like to know why suddenly the grub should be hidden at startup and why the Endeavour theme should no longer be available as an option. It is probably still in

/boot/grub/themes/EndeavourOS/theme.txt

installed. Do I have to uninstall it then? :thinking:

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grub is packaged by Arch so the .pacnew file contains the Arch defaults, not the EndeavourOS defaults. You shouldn’t merge those changes.

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thx @dalto ! So the .pacnew flies into the garbage can … :hole:

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there can be also new setting in these pacnew files you may want to merge into existing files.
Therefor we have the pascnew-diff-tool what guides you to use meld for merging files.

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Thanks @joekamprad, have already compared this with meld. The changes only affected what I described in my opening post, which seemed a bit odd to me.

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Was just about to post about this. So I shouldn’t accept any of the changes or only some of them?

You don’t need any of them.

This is all that actually changed. A commented out entry about os prober.

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Thanks for the advice and the link, much appreciated, that was very helpful, thank you :slight_smile:

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