Monday, 9 December 2013

Re: is memtest86+ useful in ubuntu-standard ?

On 10 December 2013 14:47, Scott Moser <> wrote:
> Hey all,
> Looking at the contents of the cloud images, memtest86+ is one of the
> packages that I questioned the necessity of in a cloud image.
> That is in the cloud images as cloud images are ubuntu-server and
> ubuntu-standard tasks plus a small amount of other packages.
> memtest86+ was added to standard on 2006-06-20.
> Do we still feel that it is necessary as part of the default install ?
> If people do still feel it is useful as part of the default install, is
> there a reasonable way we can explicitly exlude it from cloud images
> without removing 'ubuntu-standard' ?

I don't see any reason to have it installed. I would like to still
have it on the bootable server CD-roms, it's handy when something is
suspected wrong.


Robert Collins <>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Converged Cloud

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