linux-crashdump in linux-meta

Andy Whitcroft apw at
Wed Oct 1 16:42:44 UTC 2014

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 04:43:15PM -0500, 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?

I'd say that linux-crashdump is a semantic link to the current
implementation via kexec-tools and as such makes quite a lot of sense.
It also allows us a place to tie any extra dependancies we might need
which are not strictly part of kexec-tools, as you may be installing
that to get kexec functionality _not_ to enable crash dumping.


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