Bug#690995: kpartx: please include "device-mapper" in package Description

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Fri Oct 19 21:42:29 UTC 2012

Package: kpartx
Version: 0.4.9+git0.4dfdaf2b-6
Severity: wishlist

It seems to me that "apt-cache search device-mapper partition" should
turn up kpartx in the results.  It currently doesn't, because
device-mapper isn't in the package description.

maybe you could add "Kpartx uses the device-mapper subsystem." or
something like that?

Thanks for maintaining kpartx in debian,


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (200, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages kpartx depends on:
ii  dmsetup             2:1.02.74-4
ii  libc6               2.13-35
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1  2:1.02.74-4
ii  udev                175-7

kpartx recommends no packages.

kpartx suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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