apt pulls in -386 kernel on a -generic system, caused by dependencies (virtualbox-ose)

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 04:36:23 UTC 2008

On the 21st (or 20th....UTC makes Launchpad say funny things), you marked
this fixed, but I'm still having this problem.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 8:42 PM, Daniel Hahler <ubuntu+lists at thequod.de>

> Hello,
> there's a major problem when installing virtualbox-ose or
> virtualbox-ose-guest-utils in Hardy.
> These packages each depend on a virtual package (virtualbox-ose-modules
> and virtualbox-ose-guest-modules).
> These virtual packages get provided by packages, which themselves depend
> on linux-image-$ABI-$FLAVOR.
> Now, when installing virtualbox-ose-guest-utils on a system with the
> "generic" kernel being used/installed, apt does not recognized that
> using virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.24-12-generic would be the better
> match, but uses the first available "-386" instead.
> So, when users install virtualbox-ose or the guest modules, they are
> likely installing an additional kernel image, which isn't required at
> all and causes confusion/problems on the next boot (e.g. wireless broken).
> This does not affect users with "generic" kernels on amd64, because
> there's no 386 flavor available for them.
> More details are available on: https://launchpad.net/bugs/188579
> Any ideas how this can get fixed?
> Thanks for reading and thinking about it.
> Happy hacking,
> Daniel.
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