linux-image-generic depends on the proprietary amd64-microcode and intel-microcode

Bug #1782582 reported by Sworddragon on 2018-07-19
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 dev with linux-image-generic and the package depends on amd64-microcode and intel-microcode which are proprietary if I'm not wrong. Normally the kernel should run without any microcode updates so it might make sense to move amd64-microcode and intel-microcode from Depends to Recommends to allow users staying on the linux-image-generic metapackage without being required to install proprietary software.

summary: - *
+ linux-image-generic depends on the proprietary amd64-microcode and
+ intel-microcode
description: updated
affects: ubuntu → linux-meta (Ubuntu)
affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

apport-collect 1782582

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
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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