Unity-2d packages in Raring

Didier Roche didrocks at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 2 07:11:44 UTC 2013

Le 01/04/2013 23:21, Scott Kitterman a écrit :
> On Monday, April 01, 2013 10:15:41 PM Colin Law wrote:
>> On 1 April 2013 22:11, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at envygeeks.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> Just out of interest does anyone know why, on Raring, I keep getting
>>>> updates for unity-2d packages when unity-2d is, I thought, dead and
>>>> buried?
>>> Seems odd unless you are less than 12.10 but there could always be a
>>> deprecation period.
>> I am on Raring.
>> $ apt-cache policy unity-2d
>> unity-2d:
>>    Installed: 6.12.0daily13.04.01-0ubuntu1
>>    Candidate: 6.12.0daily13.04.01-0ubuntu1
>>    Version table:
>>   *** 6.12.0daily13.04.01-0ubuntu1 0
>>          500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/universe i386
>> Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
>> I do notice that they are all (unity-2d, unity-2d-spread and so on)
>> only a few kB each, perhaps they are just placeholders to satisfy
>> dependencies that have not been cleaned up yet.  On the other hand I
>> am getting updates to them every few days which seems odd.
> They are transitional packages that depend on unity to smooth updates.  Every
> time unity gets updated, they get updated too.
> Scott K
As Scott told, they are from Unity sources.

We need to keep them until next LTS as we support LTS to LTS upgrade so 
that people who only had unity-2d installed will get transitioned to the 
new Unity, even if they removed it in the previous LTS, so that they 
don't end up in an empty session upon upgrade.


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