modconf ...?? whereis modconf

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Sun Sep 19 17:13:49 UTC 2004

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 06:40:50PM +0200, massimo wrote:
> Hi, seem that there are a problem with the new name of the kernel-source
> ---------------------------------------------------
> ubuntu:/usr/src/modconf# apt-get build-dep modconf
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Package kernel-source is a virtual package provided by:
>   kernel-source-2.6.7 2.6.7-3ubuntu2
>   kernel-source-2.6.6 2.6.6-2
>   kernel-source-2.6.5 2.6.5-4
>   kernel-source-2.4.26 2.4.26-6
>   kernel-source-2.4.25 2.4.25-3
>   kernel-source-2.4.24 2.4.24-3
>   kernel-source-2.2.25 2.2.25-3
> You should explicitly select one to install.
> E: Package kernel-source has no installation candidate
> E: Failed to satisfy Build-Depends dependency for modconf: kernel-source
> -----------------------------------------------
> now the last kernel source are: linux-source-2-6-8, but modconf is
> searching for a package like "kernel-source-x.y.z"
> we need a virtual package for that  :-)

We should fix modconf instead, since it needs changes anyway (dropping
the PCMCIA stuff). At the moment it's basically a disaster and can't be
autobuilt, which means that we can't have it even in universe: we don't
have any hand-built binary packages.

I had a brief look at fixing up modconf to unpack the linux-source
tarball during the course of the build rather than requiring the builder
to unpack it first, but it seemed to be more work than the twenty
minutes I had available. Patches welcome.


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at]

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