Bug#480060: linux-doc-2.6.24: inconsistency between image/headers virtual package and doc virtual package
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:
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
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.