linux-buildinfo: pull out ABI information into its own package

Bug #1806380 reported by Andy Whitcroft on 2018-12-03
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Status tracked in Disco
Bionic
Undecided
Unassigned
Cosmic
Undecided
Unassigned
Disco
Medium
Andy Whitcroft

Bug Description

We have an increasing amount of ABI information which is currently exposed via the primary binary packages. Little to none of this is relevant to the end-user and does not deserve to use up space on their system. Also the kernel developer who needs to update this data does not want to downloads 10s of Megabytes of binary packages to extract this information. Pull it all out and generate all data that would require the actual binaries at kernel build time, package all of this information into a new linux-buildinfo package for consumption. This package is not installed by default.

Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2018-12-03
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Andy Whitcroft (apw)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Cosmic):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Fix Committed
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-cosmic' to 'verification-done-cosmic'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-cosmic' to 'verification-failed-cosmic'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-cosmic
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-bionic' to 'verification-done-bionic'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-bionic' to 'verification-failed-bionic'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-bionic
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