Migrating From Ubuntu PPA to Real Ubuntu Packages

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Mon Aug 3 18:21:13 CEST 2020

On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 6:15 PM NoddingDog <lists at noddingdog.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to report a serious problem.
> I have a Dell XPS13 with Dell's OEM version of Ubuntu 18.04
> I had previously added the wireguard PPA and removed it as mentioned
> below.
> Now, when running sudo apt install wireguard, the system wants to
> install the following packages:
> linux-image-5.3.0-1032-gke
> linux-image-gke-5.3
> wireguard-tools
> These kernel images are **completely wrong** for the laptop (they are
> Google Container Engine kernel images). I didn't notice and borked my
> system by installing them. I had to load an old kernel and purge them
> before my system would work properly again.
> Maybe this needs fixing before too many other folks have the same
> problem.

Try running `apt update` first, and please let me know if that fixes the issue.

IIRC, Andy (CC'd as apw@) initially ported WireGuard to 18.04 with a
package bug, which he later rectified.


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