[Trusty] packages have Suggests for non-existent packages

Bug #1356111 reported by TJ
6
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
Undecided
TJ
wdm (Ubuntu)
Undecided
TJ
xfonts-terminus (Ubuntu)
Undecided
TJ
xfonts-thai (Ubuntu)
Undecided
TJ
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)
Undecided
TJ
xserver-xorg-video-mga (Ubuntu)
Undecided
TJ
xserver-xorg-video-r128 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
TJ

Bug Description

Answering a user's report against Trusty in #ubuntu-bugs:

root@gazelle:/# apt-get install xorg libglide3 mesa-utils nickle cairo-5c xfs xserver xorg-docs xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi gpointing-device-settings touchfreeze firmware-linux xfonts-cyrillic
    Reading package lists...
    Building dependency tree...
    Reading state information...
    Package xserver is a virtual package provided by:
      xserver-xephyr 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.1
      xnest 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.1
      xvfb 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.1
      vnc4server 4.1.1+xorg4.3.0-37ubuntu5
      tightvncserver 1.3.9-6.4ubuntu1
      xserver-xorg 1:7.7+1ubuntu8

    Package cairo-5c is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    Package xfs is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    Package touchfreeze is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    Package firmware-linux is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package 'cairo-5c' has no installation candidate
    E: Package 'xfs' has no installation candidate
    E: Package 'xserver' has no installation candidate
    E: Package 'touchfreeze' has no installation candidate
    E: Package 'firmware-linux' has no installation candidate
    root@gazelle:/#

Running the script:

awk '/^Package:/{P=$2} /(cairo-5c|xfs|touchfreeze|firmware-linux)$/ && P && P != $2 {printf("List: %s\nPackage: %s\n%s\n\n",FILENAME, P, $0); P=""}' /var/lib/apt/lists/*Packages

reports:

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
Suggests: gpointing-device-settings, touchfreeze

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xserver-xorg-video-mga
Suggests: firmware-linux

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xserver-xorg-video-r128
Suggests: firmware-linux

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
Suggests: gpointing-device-settings, touchfreeze

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xserver-xorg-video-mga
Suggests: firmware-linux

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xserver-xorg-video-r128
Suggests: firmware-linux

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_multiverse_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: flashplugin-installer
Suggests: firefox, x-ttcidfont-conf, ttf-mscorefonts-installer, ttf-bitstream-vera | ttf-dejavu, ttf-xfree86-nonfree, xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages
Package: flashplugin-installer
Suggests: firefox, x-ttcidfont-conf, ttf-mscorefonts-installer, ttf-bitstream-vera | ttf-dejavu, ttf-xfree86-nonfree, xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_multiverse_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: flashplugin-installer
Suggests: firefox, x-ttcidfont-conf, ttf-mscorefonts-installer, ttf-bitstream-vera | ttf-dejavu, ttf-xfree86-nonfree, xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages
Package: flashplugin-installer
Suggests: firefox, x-ttcidfont-conf, ttf-mscorefonts-installer, ttf-bitstream-vera | ttf-dejavu, ttf-xfree86-nonfree, xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: wdm
Suggests: xfonts-base | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xfonts-terminus-dos
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xfonts-terminus-oblique
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai
Suggests: xfonts-intl-asian, xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai-etl
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai-manop
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai-nectec
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai-poonlap
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai-vor
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages
Package: wdm
Suggests: xfonts-base | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xfonts-terminus-dos
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xfonts-terminus-oblique
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai
Suggests: xfonts-intl-asian, xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai-etl
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai-manop
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai-nectec
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai-poonlap
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages
Package: xfonts-thai-vor
Suggests: xserver | xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_multiverse_binary-amd64_Packages
Package: flashplugin-installer
Suggests: firefox, x-ttcidfont-conf, ttf-mscorefonts-installer, ttf-bitstream-vera | ttf-dejavu, ttf-xfree86-nonfree, xfs

List: /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages
Package: flashplugin-installer
Suggests: firefox, x-ttcidfont-conf, ttf-mscorefonts-installer, ttf-bitstream-vera | ttf-dejavu, ttf-xfree86-nonfree, xfs

TJ (tj)
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in wdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in xfonts-terminus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in xfonts-thai (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-mga (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-r128 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → TJ (tj)
Changed in wdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → TJ (tj)
Changed in xfonts-terminus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → TJ (tj)
Changed in xfonts-thai (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → TJ (tj)
Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → TJ (tj)
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-mga (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → TJ (tj)
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-r128 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → TJ (tj)
Revision history for this message
Axel Beckert (xtaran) wrote :

The alternative Suggests on the non-existent xfs is already fixed in wdm's version in Utopic (1.28-17).

Changed in wdm (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

​​​​this driver has been removed from Ubuntu, closing the bugs

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-r128 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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