Using -lts-{quantal,raring} kernels on precise -> broken dkms and other things

Andy Whitcroft apw at
Mon May 20 17:33:23 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 06:11:39PM +0200, Zygmunt Krynicki wrote:

> I'm using precise with latest -lts-raring kernel. That combination
> makes nvidia dkms drivers unusable. I also cannot prevent the vanilla
> precise 3.2 kernel from being installed, because od the dependency on
> linux-generic which -lts-raring does not provide. This might be a
> problem in certification when certain hardware needlessly gets the 3.2
> kernel (that may not work at all) along with, eg. 3.8 kernel.

The dkms package should not depend on linux-generic.  There is little
chance of this even being the right kernel for the machine in question.
There is also no general way to list all of the kerenl you might have,
to make this dependancy right.  We have been moving away from any
depdancy on the assumption you have a kernel by default.


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