Description of " linux-image-extra" packages is incorrect

Bug #1076349 reported by follower on 2012-11-08
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Bug Description

The description for the package "linux-image-extra-3.5.0-17-generic (3.5.0-17.28)" is "Linux kernel image for version 3.5.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP".

The package in question does not contain a kernel image--it only contains kernel modules. Thus the current description is incorrect and misleading.

As described in http://askubuntu.com/questions/153023/what-is-the-linux-image-extra-package-for-and-do-i-need-it#153033 and http://ubuntu.5.n6.nabble.com/PATCH-0-2-linux-image-extra-support-td365008.html this package (and equivalent -virtual packages) contains "extra" modules not included with the main kernel image.

The package description should therefore be something like "extra kernel modules not included the main kernel image package" or similar. This avoids misleading people into thinking it will replace their current kernel.

This description bug applies to all releases/versions.

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

apport-collect 1076349

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: quantal
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: bot-stop-nagging raring
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