Vanilla kernel metapkg

Bug #323272 reported by Michael B. Trausch on 2009-01-30
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Bug Description

It would be nice to have a small, empty metapackage that fills the dependencies that the Linux kernel fills. That way if one wants to run only a vanilla kernel on their system, they can, without having to keep Ubuntu kernels around and updated. For example, I run kernel's from upstream git, Torvalds' repository in particular. It's trivially easy to install them and call the appropriate things to build a initramfs and the GRUB menu, but of course, it cannot provide anything since it's not installed as a package.

Just a minor idea for an enhancement. The empty metapackage could always have a version of 2.6.(x+1) where x is the version of the kernel distributed for that release of Ubuntu.

Dariel Dato-on (odd-rationale) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to make Ubuntu better. Since what you submitted is not really a bug, or a problem, but rather an idea to improve Ubuntu, you are invited to post your idea in Ubuntu Brainstorm at https://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ where it can be discussed, voted by the community and reviewed by developers. Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion!

Michael B. Trausch (mtrausch) wrote :

I think of it more as a usability bug, just not the type of usability bug that the average user of Ubuntu would know of or care about. It applies only to a small subset of advanced users, but I'd still consider it a bug nonetheless. Most of the people on Brainstorm would very likely vote it down out of misunderstanding, I would think. Thanks, anyway.

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