I'd like to stop the binary packages built from linux providing the following virtual packages: * linux-image As explained in #724569, any relations on a virtual package prevent auto-removal of all providing packages, so in this case linux-image-* packages must be manually removed to avoid filling up /boot. And it is the job of the installer to make sure systems get a kernel installed; there is no sense in random packages also recommending/suggesting it! * linux-headers Same problem with auto-removal. The linux-headers-<flavour> metapackages built by linux-latest also provide this virtual package, and the recommends/suggests should really refer to these. * linux-source Same problem with auto-removal. This is also the name of a real metapackage built by linux-latest, which again is what the recommends/suggests should really refer to. * linux-kernel-headers This used to be the name a real package, which was replaced between etch and lenny by linux-libc-dev. There is one remaining reverse-dependency (libkxl0-dev, #724639) which would need to be fixed first. Any objections? Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Humans are not rational beings; they are rationalising beings.
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