linux-image-*-imx51 is missing a dependency on flash-kernel

Bug #348382 reported by Oliver Grawert
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Brad Figg
Fix Released
Brad Figg

Bug Description

to install a kernel image and initramfs into flash or SD, the imx51 flavour uses the flash-kernel script. unlike other architectures (i.e. x86 where grub is a dependency) the imx51 package does not have a dependency on flash-kernel, please add this to the package metadata.

Tags: arm
Oliver Grawert (ogra)
Changed in linux:
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-9.04
Loïc Minier (lool)
Changed in linux:
status: New → Confirmed
Brad Figg (brad-figg)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → brad-figg
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Amit Kucheria (amitk) wrote :

Pasting the IRC log about why this was required. We should reconsider it for KK.

19:44 < ogra> hmm, uubuntu-bug tags armel ... not arm
19:48 < ogra> lool, the funny stuff is that we dont actually need that in-target call for the current install
19:49 * ogra starts his 7th install today hacking out that line from the script
19:50 < amitk> lool: ogra: guys I don't think we understand your need for the flash-kernel dependency. I've added to patch to git though
19:50 * ogra dd's again ... indeed it rewrote the cmdline already
19:50 < ogra> amitk, do you understand the need for the grub dependency on -generic ?
19:51 < amitk> not really, no. Since it doesn't really pull in grub
19:52 < ogra> well, you need update.grub on x86 systems
19:52 < ogra> s/\./-/
19:52 < ogra> flash-kernel fulfills the same purpose
19:53 < lool> amitk: I think you're like me: you don't understand why it's there, but you're safer with it and armel being like i386/lpia/amd64 than without ;)
19:53 < ogra> if you debootstrap a system and install the linux metapackage you want it bootable, no ?
19:54 < amitk> lool: it is confusing because it doesn't fit into my (little) knowledge about debian packaging. It isn't pulled in a depends, not required by build-depends. So why should it be there? :)
19:55 < amitk> ogra: but this dependency is NOT going to pull in flash-kernel AFAICT
19:55 < amitk> nor does it pull grub on x86
19:55 < amitk> something else does that
19:56 < lool> amitk: It's just not a rational dependency but a historical one; I wish I knew why they are here, one thing I mentionned earlier is that it could be for the benefit of people who debootstrap and apt-get install the kernel image
19:56 < lool> amitk: I'm happy if the kernel team drops these deps in karmic
19:57 * lool doesn't want to do any experiment at this point though
19:57 < ogra> i think it is to make sure that the postinst doesnt break if kernel-img.conf is set up with the defaults for a specific arch
19:57 < ogra> on x86 the default postinst command is update-grub
19:59 < ogra> ogra@osiris:~/Devel/seeds/ubuntu.jaunty$ apt-cache show linux-image-2.6.28-11-generic|grep grub
19:59 < ogra> Recommends: grub | lilo (>= 19.1)
20:00 < ogra> i dont know what makes you think it doesnt get pulled inm
20:00 < ogra> *in
20:00 < amitk> ogra: but it is recommends
20:00 < ogra> which we install by default
20:00 < ogra> recommends just means you can remove it safely
20:01 < ogra> but apt in the default setup will pull it in
20:02 < ogra> apt-get will only omit installing recommends if you call it with the --no-install-recommends switch

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Jaunty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Loïc Minier (lool)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Jaunty):
importance: High → Low
milestone: ubuntu-9.04 → none
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.28-11.40

linux (2.6.28-11.40) jaunty; urgency=low

  [ Amit Kucheria ]

  * Disable DEVKMEM for all archs on Jaunty
    - LP: #354221

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * SAUCE: md: wait for possible pending deletes after stopping an array
    - LP: #334994

  [ Brad Figg ]

  * ARM: Setting the bootloader for imx51 flavour.
    - LP: #348382
  * ARM: Add bootloader package Recomendation to iop32x and ixp4xx flavours
    - LP: #348382

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * SAUCE: [i915] allocate MCHBAR space & enable if necessary
    - LP: #349314

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * hpilo: open/close fix
    - LP: #353496

 -- Amit Kucheria <email address hidden> Thu, 02 Apr 2009 11:26:22 -0400

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Jaunty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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