[Pkg-dkms-maint] Bug#881709: dkms/stretch: Unavailable Suggests packages python3-apport

Sedat Dilek sedat.dilek at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 13:31:51 UTC 2017

Package: dkms
Version: 2.3-2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I fell over this issue after having installed linux-image and
virtualbox from stretch-backports [1].
Gianfranco (one of the Debian maintainer of virtualbox) encouraged me
to write this bug-report.

   * What led up to the situation?

When installing...

# apt-get install -t stretch-backports virtualbox

...I see the following...

The following additional packages will be installed:
  dkms libgsoap10 libvncserver1 virtualbox-dkms virtualbox-qt

Suggested packages:
  python3-apport menu vde2 virtualbox-guest-additions-iso

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or ineffective)?

Trying to install these suggested packages ends up in...

# LC_ALL=C apt install -t stretch-backports python3-apport menu vde2
virtualbox-guest-additions-iso -s

   * What was the outcome of this action?

E: Package 'python3-apport' has no installation candidate
E: Package 'virtualbox-guest-additions-iso' has no installation candidate

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

A suggested package should be installable via APT sources.list repositories.

Checking with apt-rdepends shows me...

# apt-rdepends -s Suggests virtualbox

virtualbox <--- stretch-backports/contrib
  Suggests: vde2
  Suggests: virtualbox-guest-additions-iso <--- XXX: n/a

dkms <--- stretch/main
  Suggests: menu
  Suggests: python3-apport <--- XXX: n/a

Gianfranco told me he dows not plan to backport
virtualbox-guest-additions-iso to stretch-backports.
python3-apport Package is only available in experimental.

Please, let me know if you need further informations.

Kind regards,
- Sedat -

[1] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-virtualbox-devel/2017-November/006772.html
[2] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-virtualbox-devel/2017-November/006785.html
[3] https://packages.debian.org/python3-apport

P.S.: My stretch-backports APT sources.list

[ /etc/apt/sources.list.d/stretch-backports.list ]
    deb http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main contrib non-free
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main contrib non-free
- EOF -

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.13.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
LANGUAGE= (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages dkms depends on:
ii  build-essential  12.3
ii  coreutils        8.26-3
ii  dpkg-dev         1.18.24
ii  gcc              4:6.3.0-4
ii  kmod             23-2
ii  make             4.1-9.1
ii  patch            2.7.5-1+b2

Versions of packages dkms recommends:
ii  fakeroot             1.21-3.1
ii  linux-headers-amd64  4.9+80+deb9u2
ii  lsb-release          9.20161125
ii  sudo                 1.8.19p1-2.1

Versions of packages dkms suggests:
pn  menu            <none>
pn  python3-apport  <none>

-- no debconf information

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