unnecessary dependency upon isc-dhcp-client

Bug #1633643 reported by ben thielsen on 2016-10-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

with xenial-updates, there is suddenly a dependency [isc-dhcp-client] not previously there. please mark this as recommends/suggests/enhances instead of as a depends, as it is not critical to the core functionality of the software. since ubuntu now defaults to installing recommends unless configured otherwise, this compromise accommodates both the unskilled users as well as those who know what they are doing and have disabled automatic installation of suggested packages.

1] >lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release: 16.04

2] >apt-cache policy initramfs-tools
  Installed: 0.122ubuntu8.3
  Candidate: 0.122ubuntu8.3
  Version table:
 *** 0.122ubuntu8.3 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     0.122ubuntu8 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages

3] i expected to not be forced to install unnecessary packages
4] i was forced to


tags: added: xenial
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

The changes were reverted.

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

Related bug 1759307

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