GRUB downgrade

Hi community,

after running sudo garuda-update today, I've encountered following in terminal output:


spawn pacman -Su grub

warning: downgrading package grub (2:2.06.r322.gd9b4638c5-1 => 2:2.06.r261.g2f4430cc0-1)

GRUB got updated a while back and I don't understand why it wants to downgrade now, and I would prefer if the bootloader is touched as less as possible. I didn't confirm the update for now.

Thanks in advance for any comments on this.

inxi:

System:
  Kernel: 5.19.5-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=21c7fde8-1bef-4f82-abc8-364dad2d6848 rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
    resume=UUID=59131e58-a432-49f0-bae1-aebf3325230e loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: OMEN by HP Laptop 15-dc1xxx v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 8574 v: 21.17 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI
    v: F.22 date: 05/03/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 46.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 46.3/46.3 Wh (100.0%)
    volts: 17.3 min: 15.4 model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: full
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-9750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    gen: core 9 built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158)
    stepping: 0xD (13) microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
    L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1594 high: 2600 min/max: 800/4500 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 1300 2: 1300 3: 1234
    4: 1300 5: 2600 6: 1300 7: 1122 8: 1300 9: 2600 10: 1177 11: 2600
    12: 1300 bogomips: 62399
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
    sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
    filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU106M [GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-07) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
    process: TSMC 12nm built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 8
    link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10de:1f11 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Lite-On HP Wide Vision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-6:3 chip-ID: 04ca:707f class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
    compositors: 1: kwin_x11 2: Tabby driver: X: loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 143 s-size: 341x191mm (13.43x7.52")
    s-diag: 391mm (15.39")
  Monitor-1: DP-2 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142
    size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64") diag: 395mm (15.55") modes: N/A
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA
    515.65.01 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8
    link-max: lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f9 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.5-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 3c:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 3d:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: br-da2c536dbf10 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-2: docker0 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-3: tailscale0 state: unknown speed: -1 duplex: full mac: N/A
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-7:4 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci
    v: 3.0 port: 5020 bus-ID: 00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086:282a rev: N/A
    class-ID: 0104
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.84 TiB used: 65.04 GiB (3.4%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung
    model: MZVLB1T0HBLR-000H1 size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: HPS0NEXF temp: 43.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 EVO 1TB
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 896.9 GiB size: 896.9 GiB (100.00%) used: 65.01 GiB
    (7.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.45%) used: 27.5 MiB
    (10.8%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 896.9 GiB size: 896.9 GiB (100.00%) used: 65.01 GiB
    (7.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 896.9 GiB size: 896.9 GiB (100.00%) used: 65.01
    GiB (7.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 896.9 GiB size: 896.9 GiB (100.00%) used: 65.01
    GiB (7.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.23 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 34.36 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 68.0 C pch: 50.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia
    temp: 53 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1983 fan-2: 0
Info:
  Processes: 344 Uptime: 13m wakeups: 1 Memory: 31.23 GiB used: 5.51 GiB
  (17.6%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1706 lib: 499 Shell: fish v: 3.5.1
  running-in: tabby inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.6-1):
  System install date:     2021-07-24
  Last full system update: 2022-08-30
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       tlp NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Snapshots:               Timeshift (maybe)
  Failed units:

A few days ago a bug was reported on the latest version of grub that affected many (but not all) users.
An initial action was taken to fix the problem by automatically reinstalling the grub using the new package via a hook, but it did not work for everyone.
Since the fix was not effective for some users, and other problems were reported (not necessarily linked to that fix), it was decided to downgrade the Gurb package, in the Garuda repo, to the latest working version.
See below the main thread for this problem and in particular a post where the downgrade is cited (but there are many other threads.

However, if you don't experience any problems, just don't reinstall the grub using the new (downgraded) package.

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Thanks for the provided info.

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