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Re: kernel "unsigned" in sid




On 2019-01-11 09:52:04 -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 09:55:45AM +0100, dotdeb@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > I recently came across an inconsistency in sid that it seems difficult (to me)
> > to overcome.
> > 
> > A kernel package named linux-image-4.19.0-1-amd64-unsigned provides the running
> > kernel but, since few days ago, it creates conflicts with the metapackage
> > linux-image-amd64 (bercause it depends on linux-image-4.19.0-1-amd which, in
> > turn, conflicts with the installed kernel).
> > 
> > I can't trivially replace the "unsigned" (BTW, what does "unsigned" stand for,
> > anyway?) version with linux-image-4.19.0-1-amd because of the same version
> > number.
> > 
> > I'm not really worried because this will probably be solved when moving to the
> > next kernel release but the situation is a bit annoying.
> > 
> > Is there any solution?
> 
> How did you get the unsigned kernel installed in the first place? It's not
> typically installed, and I don't see any dependencies that would pull it in.

Until a few weeks ago, it could be installed due to a "Provides:".
See the following bug I had reported:

  https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=916927

This problem is now solved, i.e. the "Provides:" was dropped.
But perhaps this is what is causing the *temporary* issue the
user has above.

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