package no longer required on latest focal cloud image

Bug #1875400 reported by Louis Bouchard
This bug affects 1 person
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Philip Roche

Bug Description

When starting the newest Ubuntu Cloud Image for Focal Fossa, many packages are reported to be no longer needed.

This is from a freshly booted and UNMODIFIED Focal UCI :
root@focal-uci-pristine:/home/ubuntu# apt update
Get:1 focal InRelease [265 kB]
Get:2 focal-updates InRelease [89.1 kB]
Get:3 focal-backports InRelease [89.2 kB]
Get:4 focal-security InRelease [97.9 kB]
Get:5 focal/main amd64 Packages [970 kB]
Get:6 focal/main Translation-en [506 kB]
Get:7 focal/main amd64 c-n-f Metadata [29.5 kB]
Get:8 focal/restricted amd64 Packages [22.0 kB]
Get:9 focal/universe amd64 Packages [8628 kB]
Get:10 focal/universe Translation-en [5124 kB]
Get:11 focal/universe amd64 c-n-f Metadata [265 kB]
Get:12 focal/multiverse amd64 Packages [144 kB]
Get:13 focal/multiverse Translation-en [104 kB]
Get:14 focal/multiverse amd64 c-n-f Metadata [9136 B]
Get:15 focal-updates/main amd64 Packages [1980 B]
Get:16 focal-updates/main Translation-en [1152 B]
Get:17 focal-updates/main amd64 c-n-f Metadata [160 B]
Get:18 focal-updates/universe amd64 Packages [1304 B]
Get:19 focal-updates/universe Translation-en [1060 B]
Get:20 focal-updates/universe amd64 c-n-f Metadata [112 B]
Get:21 focal-updates/multiverse amd64 c-n-f Metadata [116 B]
Get:22 focal-backports/main amd64 c-n-f Metadata [112 B]
Get:23 focal-backports/restricted amd64 c-n-f Metadata [116 B]
Get:24 focal-backports/universe amd64 c-n-f Metadata [116 B]
Get:25 focal-backports/multiverse amd64 c-n-f Metadata [116 B]
Get:26 focal-security/universe amd64 Packages [1304 B]
Get:27 focal-security/universe Translation-en [1060 B]
Get:28 focal-security/universe amd64 c-n-f Metadata [112 B]
Get:29 focal-security/multiverse amd64 c-n-f Metadata [116 B]
Fetched 16.4 MB in 4s (3768 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
9 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
root@focal-uci-pristine:/home/ubuntu# apt install pastebinit
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
pastebinit is already the newest version (1.5.1-1).
pastebinit set to manually installed.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  apport apport-symptoms at bc bcache-tools bolt btrfs-progs byobu cryptsetup cryptsetup-bin cryptsetup-run dmeventd ethtool finalrd
  fonts-ubuntu-console fwupd fwupd-signed git git-man htop initramfs-tools-bin klibc-utils kpartx landscape-common libaio1 libarchive13
  libcurl3-gnutls libdevmapper-event1.02.1 liberror-perl libevent-2.1-7 libfl2 libfwupd2 libfwupdplugin1 libgcab-1.0-0 libgpgme11
  libgudev-1.0-0 libgusb2 libisns0 libjson-glib-1.0-0 libjson-glib-1.0-common libklibc liblvm2cmd2.03 libmspack0 libreadline5
  libsgutils2-2 libsmbios-c2 libtss2-esys0 liburcu6 libutempter0 libxmlb1 libxmlsec1 libxmlsec1-openssl libxslt1.1 lvm2 lxd-agent-loader
  lz4 mdadm open-iscsi open-vm-tools patch pollinate python3-apport python3-automat python3-click python3-colorama python3-constantly
  python3-debconf python3-debian python3-hamcrest python3-hyperlink python3-incremental python3-newt python3-problem-report python3-pyasn1
  python3-pyasn1-modules python3-service-identity python3-systemd python3-twisted python3-twisted-bin python3-zope.interface run-one
  screen sg3-utils sosreport thin-provisioning-tools tmux tpm-udev update-notifier-common xfsprogs zerofree
Use 'apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded.

cat /etc/cloud/
build_name: server
serial: 20200422.1

The image used was the following :

root@systemd-tester:~# md5sum focal-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk-kvm.img
3284b9d54defb0f56875a45ffbd53ace focal-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk-kvm.img

I will keep the instance available if you need it for testing.


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Louis Bouchard (louis)
description: updated
Philip Roche (philroche)
Changed in cloud-images:
assignee: nobody → Philip Roche (philroche)
status: New → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Philip Roche (philroche) wrote :

Thank you for filing this bug.

I have been able to reproduce and this is specific to the kvm image.

I will investigate further.

Changed in cloud-images:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
tags: added: id-5eb57a2c4e0e137de504ab3e
Philip Roche (philroche)
Changed in cloud-images:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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Philip Roche (philroche) wrote :

Livecd-rootfs version 2.667 was used in producing latest Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla KVM image @

The reported bug is no longer present and bootspeed did not regress.

I will start the process of SRUing the changes required back to Focal and Eoan.

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Philip Roche (philroche) wrote :

SRU bug created to get these changes back to Focal and Eoan

Philip Roche (philroche)
Changed in cloud-images:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Philip Roche (philroche) wrote :
Changed in cloud-images:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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