Add a future-proof provides btrfs-progs name for ease of usability

Bug #1839500 reported by Dimitri John Ledkov on 2019-08-08
This bug affects 1 person
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btrfs-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


 * Upstream, other distributions, and Ubuntu Bionic+ use btrfs-progs name for this package

 * For historical reasons, this package was called btrfs-tools

 * To ease usability and automation it would be nice if the future-proof name would be available on older releases as a Provides:

[Test Case]

 * $ apt install btrfs-progs

   Should install btrfs-tools package on xenial, and have btrfs

[Regression Potential]

 * We are rebuilding the btrfs package, and adding extra metadata without any other code changes. So the only risks there are, are from doing a no-change rebuild of the package.

[Other Info]

 * Examples of automation that install btrfs:
   - ansible playbooks
   - lxd
   - curtin
   - cloud-init
   - juju
   - interactive sysadmins

Changed in btrfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released

Hello Dimitri, or anyone else affected,

Accepted btrfs-tools into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-xenial to verification-done-xenial. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-xenial. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in btrfs-tools (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

# apt install btrfs-progs
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'btrfs-tools' instead of 'btrfs-progs'
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  btrfs-tools liblzo2-2
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 86 not upgraded.
Need to get 570 kB of archives.
After this operation, 3910 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 xenial/main amd64 liblzo2-2 amd64 2.08-1.2 [48.7 kB]
Get:2 xenial-proposed/main amd64 btrfs-tools amd64 4.4-1ubuntu1.1 [521 kB]
Fetched 570 kB in 0s (907 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package liblzo2-2:amd64.
(Reading database ... 12323 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../liblzo2-2_2.08-1.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking liblzo2-2:amd64 (2.08-1.2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package btrfs-tools.
Preparing to unpack .../btrfs-tools_4.4-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking btrfs-tools (4.4-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...
Setting up liblzo2-2:amd64 (2.08-1.2) ...
Setting up btrfs-tools (4.4-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...

All is good!

tags: added: verification-done verification-done-xenial
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
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