Hardware enablement meta-packages missing in Trusty

Bug #1393877 reported by Tim Gardner on 2014-11-18
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linux-meta (Ubuntu)
Tim Gardner

Bug Description

Precise contains a meta package (linux-hwe-generic) that allowed for automatic upgrades as HWE kernels expired. We need this same mechanism in Trusty.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2014-11-18
Changed in linux-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in linux-meta (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
milestone: none → ubuntu-14.04.2
status: New → In Progress
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

We also need a similar package to track the current HWE virtual kernel flavour.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

I think the meta package name algorithm needs to change as well. If we re-create the linux-hwe-generic package in Trusty, then we've created an upgrade path from Precise to Trusty for HWE kernels. Is that something we want to do ?

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2014-11-18
summary: - linux-hwe-generic missing in Trusty
+ Hardware enablement meta-packages missing in Trusty
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux-meta -

linux-meta ( trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * UBUNTU: Add HWE kernel meta packages

      We messed up when naming HWE meta packages in Precise. We should have
      made those package names unique per LTS release because we cannot
      now create a HWE meta package of the same name without also creating an
      upgrade path that a user probably does not want. For example, upgrading from
      12.04.[2-5] to 14.04 (after 14.04.2 is released) would upgrade to an HWE
      kernel instead of the 14.04 GA kernel as expected.

      Therefore, the HWE meta package name will be made unique by adding the name
      of the LTS release, e.g., linux-image-hwe-generic-trusty.

      Update to the next HWE kernel by changing HWE_KERNEL_NAME in debian/rules.
      -LP: #1393877

  * UBUNTU: Cleanup superfluous RELEASE_NAME logic
    Also correct Vcs-Git URL error.

  [ Luis Henriques ]

  * linux ABI 3.13.0-41
 -- Luis Henriques <email address hidden> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:03:59 +0000

Changed in linux-meta (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2015-03-02
Changed in linux-meta (Ubuntu Trusty):
milestone: ubuntu-14.04.2 → ubuntu-14.04.3
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