apt pulls in -386 kernel on a -generic system, caused by dependencies (virtualbox-ose)
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Tue Mar 25 21:58:56 UTC 2008
On Sunday 23 March 2008 05:36:23 Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On the 21st (or 20th....UTC makes Launchpad say funny things), you marked
> this fixed, but I'm still having this problem.
Do you still have that problem?
I think the fixed packages may have just not been distributed by the time you
were still experiencing it. Have you checked that you were using the fixed
If it's still a problem, please file a new bug (or re-open an existing one)
and provide the output of "dpkg -l | grep virtualbox".
The version where it has been fixed are mentioned in the bug report.
Please note, that it has only been fixed for new installs of virtualbox-ose:
if the 386 kernel image has been pulled in already, it will stay installed of
course: you can just uninstall the linux-image-*-386 packages in this case.
> 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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