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

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Wed Nov 21 09:09:22 UTC 2012


On 20.11.2012 21:50, leann.ogasawara at canonical.com wrote:
> From: Leann Ogasawara <leann.ogasawara at canonical.com>
> 
> BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1074787
> 
> == 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] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-r-clean-old-kernels
> 
If just there was a simpler way to learn all that magic...

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