[Bug 251481] [NEW] linux-xen metapackage Hates Freedom.

Nick Moffitt nick at canonical.com
Thu Jul 24 12:46:48 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: linux-xen

Submitted from Hardy 8.04.1 as of 24 July 2008:

Exhibit A:
	Package: linux-xen
	Section: universe/metapackages
	Source: linux-meta
	Depends: linux-image-xen (=, linux-restricted-modules-xen (=

Exhibit B:
	Package: linux-restricted-modules-xen
	Section: multiverse/metapackages
	Source: linux-meta

	Package: ubuntu-xen-server
	Section: universe/base
	Source: xen-meta
	Depends: bridge-utils, libc6-xen, libxen3, linux-xen, python-xen-3.2, xen-docs-3.2, xen-hypervisor-3.2, xen-tools, xen-utils-3.2

So ubuntu-xen-server is in Universe, but is uninstallable unless you add
multiverse sources.  Likewise the linux-xen package.

It is my understanding that packages in universe must not depend on
multiverse, so perhaps ubuntu-xen-server should depend on linux-image-
xen and linux-xen should be itself moved to multiverse.  Or maybe some
of this ought to be moved into Recommends or something.

** Affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

linux-xen metapackage Hates Freedom.
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