linux-update-symlinks not available in all Ubuntu versions

Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo cascardo at
Tue May 8 13:33:59 UTC 2018

On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 06:00:38PM +0200, Menion wrote:
> Starting from kernel v4.16.4 the image package now requires
> linux-update-symlinks in postinst script, which is not available in
> all Ubuntu version, not in Xenial for sure
> This perl script is part of linux-base package, available in Debian.
> A workaround is to install such package from debian, but with possible
> package conflicts side-effects
> Without it it is impossible to install mainline kernel
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It is available on xenial, just upgrade linux-base from xenial-updates.


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