linux-crashdump in linux-meta

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at
Wed Oct 1 07:22:35 UTC 2014

On 30.09.2014 23:43, Chris J Arges wrote:
> What is the significance of the linux-crashdump package being built from
> linux-meta? Essentially it is an alias to kdump-tools, with some extra
> grub dependencies. Why aren't those dependencies put into kdump-tools
> instead, and are these deps still even relevant?

It might be a remainder of the time when there was no kdump-tools. One benefit I
could see is that this simplifies guides to setup kexec crashdump in Ubuntu.
Instead of requiring a "install this" per release, one can point at
linux-crashdump and be done. The deps maybe need to be reviewed. Easy to forget
those as long as this does not break anything.


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