Re: how to safely install libc6
Here's a slightly old thread I'm continuing; I'm very curious how people
are dealing with this. I usually follow 'unstable,' in part because it
largely is quite stable. I hold off on things that look like more
trouble, like libc6. Much advice recommends not using it yet on
important systems. I tried to avoid it, but fell for ldso 1.9.2, not
realizing it (apparently) commits me to the libc6 development
environment. I have not installed libc6 yet, and right now my compiles
fail. All the binaries generated give "No such file or directory"
errors, because they can't link, I believe. I hesitate to go ahead and
install the libc6 packages, though, if things might become more
unstable. I'd like to build a new kernel at the moment, and wouldn't
want to do so with a C library that wasn't ready for prime time.
I tried downgrading ldso to ldso_1.8.10-2. That didn't work at all;
when dpkg finished my linker was blown out, and I had to go to the
rescue disk. I'm not sure how the new environment should look; what
packages I'll need, and if they're all in place yet; the 'altdev'
packages are continuing to appear. Are people compiling stable binaries
& kernels with libc6, or with it installed but using the altdev-libc5
If everyone were as uncertain as I am, I think I'd be seeing more
discussion on the topic, so maybe I'm up a tree somewhere :-) But I'd
love some opinions on whether, with libc6, we're getting much more
'unstable' than we usually are.
Thanks all, loving Debian as always,
Ed Donovan email@example.com
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