[Pkg-dkms-maint] [virtualbox/stretch-backports] Unavailable Suggests packages: virtualbox-guest-additions-iso & python3-apport

Sedat Dilek sedat.dilek at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 13:07:54 UTC 2017


I informed myself about the situation of virtualbox(-ose) in
Debian/stretch (see Debian-Bug #794466).

First, I installed virtualbox packages from Oracle.

After the availability of debian-backports APT repository, I switched
over to Debian-kernel v4.13/bpo9 and virtualbox/bpo9.
Means I deinstalled Oracle's virtualbox packages and commented them in
my virtualbox.list.

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

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

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

Re-checking on <packages.d.o> shows me, that
virtualbox-guest-additions-iso is not available in stretch(-backports)
and python3-apport only in experimental APT repositories.

So, I am not sure if this is should be handled as a "bug".

Please, let me know if you need further informations.

Kind regards,
- Sedat -

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=794466
[2] https://packages.debian.org/virtualbox-guest-additions-iso
[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

- EOT -

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