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Old 05-07-2008, 10:28 PM
Alexis Huxley
Default Bug#480060: linux-doc-2.6.24: inconsistency between image/headers virtual package and doc virtual package

Package: linux-doc-2.6.24
Version: 2.6.24-6
Severity: normal

When I install the packages:


then the right thing happens; these depend on the latest 2.6 kernels and

But when I install:


the corresponding thing does not happen! Instead I get:

Package linux-doc-2.6 is a virtual package provided by:
linux-doc-2.6.18 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12
linux-doc-2.6.24 2.6.24-6
You should explicitly select one to install.
E: Package linux-doc-2.6 has no installation candidate

Okay, I can go ahead and do what it suggests, but there is a confusing
inconsistency here:

certain parts of the newest 2.6 kernel (image and headers)
are installed when I ask for them to be installed, but

certain parts of the newest 2.6 kernel (doc) are *NOT*
installed when I ask for them to be installed.

I'm guessing this inconsistency is caused by linux-image-2.6-686 and
linux-headers-2.6-686 being *real* packages (with dependencies) but
linux-doc-2.6 is a virtual package (provided by several real packages).
But as a user, this really should not have to concern me.

Couldn't this be aligned across the board?


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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=ISO-8859-1) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_GB)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

-- no debconf information

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