Re: dpkg and older systems
On Tue, 22 Apr 1997, Philip Hands wrote:
> Log into the target machine. In my case I dialed into another machine on
> their network with PPP and used ssh to log in. Install the non-debian tar of dpkg (available in project/experimental):
> tar -C / -xvzf dpkg_184.108.40.206_i386.nondebbin.tar.gz
> at this point dpkg was unable to run, because the c library was well out of
> date (was giving ``Unable to resolve symbol sysinfo'' errors), so I copied
> /lib/libc.so.5.4.20 from another system, and ran ldconfig.
> dpkg --clear-avail (someone suggested this, so why not)
> WARNING: DO NOT install ldso until you've got a recent kernel installed,
> otherwise you are likely to end up without any shared binaries --- I did this
> once, and I wouldn't recommend it ;-)
I ftp'd over a libc.so.5.4.20 but ldconfig keeps putting the link for
libc.so.5 to 5.0.9 rather than 5.4.20.
Anyone have any clues about this? The ldso is 1.7.3 and the kernel is
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