ACK: [SRU][Quantal, Precise][linux-meta][PATCH 0/2] Move metapackages to Section: kernel

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at
Tue Nov 20 22:17:43 UTC 2012

On 11/20/2012 12:50 PM, leann.ogasawara at wrote:
> From: Leann Ogasawara <leann.ogasawara at>
> BugLink:
> == SRU Justification (Quantal, Precise) ==
> Packages built from linux-meta source are currently in Section:
> metapackages. The original rationale for this was that Recommends were
> handled differently for 'metapackages' (bug #114662).
> This rationale no longer applies and has not for a long time (all
> recommends are now installed by default). Instead, use of this section
> causes all *dependencies* of the linux metapackages to be marked as
> 'manual', preventing them from ever being cleaned up by apt autoremoval.
> These patches for Quantal and Precise are necessary to help resolve the
> clean old kernels blueprint [1].
> Thanks,
> Leann
> [1]

You're sure this is the last time we have to pfaff about with sections ? 
Seems like we just converted headers packages to be in the metapackage 
section just the other day.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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