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Bug#417802: tasksel: Depends on dmidecode which won't work under a Xen domU

Package: tasksel
Version: 2.66
Severity: normal

This started with
/dev/mem: mmap: Bad address during apt-get -u dist-upgrade on my
Xen domUs.

A little research found the following
and then the bottom of

pakrat@vm01:/var/lib/dpkg$ sudo apt-get --purge remove dmidecode
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  dmidecode* laptop-detect* tasksel* tasksel-data*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 3645kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

Which removes a bit more than I'd like.

Looking through the bug reports, I don't know whether to start here,
thereby hurting users using tasksel to select the desktop task,
or punt the bug over the dmidecode folks to run a test for Xen 
before doing the mmap().

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-xen-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
ii  aptitude                      0.4.4-4    terminal-based apt frontend
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.13     Debian configuration management sy
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl        1.05-1     Using libc functions for internati
ii  tasksel-data                  2.66       Official tasks used for installati

tasksel recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:

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