[Reportbug-maint] Bug#510690: reportbug: Pseudo package "kernel" has been removed

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Sun Jan 4 12:52:44 UTC 2009

Hello Moritz,

On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 13:37, Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm at debian.org> wrote:
> The pseudo package "kernel" has been removed. It was useful in the days,
> where Debian had about 10 different kernel source packages, but is
> obsolete, since we now build our kernel from the source package linux-2.6.

Thanks for the update.

> Please remove "kernel" from reportbug.

Currently we have 2 pseudo-packages for the kernel:

'kernel' : 'IMPORTANT: Obsolete, please use "linux-image" instead
(linux-image will be used in any case)',
'linux-image' : 'Problems with the Linux kernel, or the kernel shipped
with Debian',

reporting against kernel, automatically is switched to report against
linux-image. So, should we remove even linux-image (it's not in teh
official list of pseudo-packages nowdays)? I think so, but better be
sage than sorry :)

> Bugs file against "kernel" should
> be filed against the "linux-2.6" source package instead.

Ok, but do you want us to do "under the wood" or an error/message
should be prompted?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, Morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
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