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

Moritz Muehlenhoff jmm at inutil.org
Sun Jan 4 14:10:26 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jan 04, 2009 at 01:52:44PM +0100, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> 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 :)

I hadn't known about linux-image. I've send the BTS owners a mail to remove
this pseudo package as well, so please remove it from reportbug likewise.

> > 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?

I suppose the best solution would be a short status message, like
'The pseudo packages "kernel" and "linux-image" have been removed,'
'filing the report against the linux-2.6 source package'


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