hardy-updates for universe not enabled in some cases?

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 13 13:02:04 GMT 2008

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 06:32:03PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Seen this at least in two bug reports (e.g. 289858), that universe is
> enabled in hardy, but not hardy-updates for universe. Other updates
> are enabled. Is this a problem with some tool, or just a user
> misconfiguration? If it's the latter it might be good to add some
> consistency checks.

It looks like that user upgraded from Ubuntu 7.04 or earlier. The
installer mistakenly didn't add sources.list lines for universe and
multiverse -updates before that:

apt-setup (1:0.21ubuntu2) gutsy; urgency=low

  * If either restricted or multiverse is enabled, add commented-out lines
    for the commercial component (LP: #118002).
  * Add -updates for universe and multiverse, if enabled.

 -- Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com>  Thu, 02 Aug 2007 11:20:05 +0100

Michael/Lars, perhaps this is something that update-manager and
system-cleaner should check for?

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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