[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#475542: virtualbox-ose-source should not depend on prebuild kernel packages

debian at ginguppin.de debian at ginguppin.de
Fri Apr 11 14:47:23 UTC 2008

Package: virtualbox-ose-source
Version: 1.5.6-dfsg-6
Severity: important
Justification: fails to build from source

it is a major nuisance that a lot of those source packages depend on
prebuild debian kernel packages (i for one know nobody who ever uses
them other than for installation).
it always (the information is not accessible readily) requires one
failing build to find out, fix that *** and rebuild.
that dependency does not have any justification in code nor in usability
-- it seems to be there only to annoy.

at least it should be possible to inform the user before actually
building that those packages are not installed and even better ask him,
what to do and if asked to do so, build without dependency on those

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_DK.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose-source depends on:
ii  bzip2                   1.0.5-0.1        high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  debhelper               6.0.11           helper programs for debian/rules
ii  dpatch                  2.0.29           patch maintenance system for Debia
ii  kbuild                  1:0.1.2svn1393-1 framework for writing simple makef
ii  module-assistant        tool to make module package creati

virtualbox-ose-source recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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