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

Gianfranco Costamagna locutusofborg at debian.org
Tue Nov 14 13:58:41 UTC 2017

control: retitle -1 dkms, please stop suggesting experimental only python3-apport package, or move it to unstable

rmadison -u debian python3-apport
python3-apport | 2.16.2-1      | experimental | all
python3-apport | 2.16.2-2      | experimental | all
python3-apport | 2.17.2-1      | experimental | all
python3-apport | 2.17.3-1      | experimental | all
python3-apport | 2.19.3-1      | experimental | all
python3-apport | 2.20.4-3      | experimental | all

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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