Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Re: is memtest86+ useful in ubuntu-standard ?

On Tue, 10 Dec 2013, Colin Watson wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 12:50:02AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Colin, it looks like you were the only person to have ever touched this
> > package in the seeds - and that only to move it from minimal to standard.
> > Do you think we can move memtest86+ somewhere higher in the stack, so that
> > it's only included on images that will run on real hardware? Should it even
> > still be installed by default on desktops/servers, or is having it available
> > on the install media sufficient?
>
> I think it's helpful for user-facing documentation for it to be
> consistently installed by default, especially since a system with memory
> integrity problems may have trouble installing packages; but I'd be
> happy for it to be moved out to desktop-common + server so that it

well, cloud-image includes ubuntu-server, so I don't really want it there
either.


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