Is there a good solution for this: release-upgrade with dependency moved to universe

Andreas Hasenack andreas at
Mon Jan 15 21:09:07 UTC 2024

Hi Nick,

On Fri, Jan 12, 2024 at 1:05 PM Nick Rosbrook <nick.rosbrook at>

> Hi,
> > I guess something in do-release-upgrade could be run to, when
> encountering such a situation, automatically select
> bin:samba-vfs-modules-extra for the upgrade as well? Is it worth it? Is
> there a precedence for something like this? And how would this be done in a
> more generic/general case, if at all?
> We have the concept of "quirks"[1] in ubuntu-release-upgrader which
> allows us to handle special cases like this. For example, a cycle or
> two ago when flatpak was removed from flavor seeds, we added some code
> to not auto-remove flatpak if it appeared the user was actively using
> it. So yes, if nothing else we could add a quirk to make sure
> samba-vfs-modules-extra is installed upgrades if samba-vfs-modules is
> currently installed.
That sounds exactly what I need, thank a log for the pointer!

Is there an easy way to use "do-release-upgrade -d" to test my changes
before proposing them, or will it always download the tarball at
and use that?

> Thanks,
> Nick
> [1]
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