Praise the Lord it worked......
Well after weeks and days of trying I finally got this thing to
email@example.com your method of fixing this worked and was straight to
the point. I do appreciate everyones efforts in helping me out with
this particular problem.
I have seen several comments posted about what the docs do and don't
say when installing. This was one of those situations that the
documentation sayed nothing about. It would be nice to have who ever
takes care of the web sites to at least post this particular problem
and solution there.
Once again, Thanks for everyones help.
Our Town USA, Inc.
DW>Ok, here is the problem:
DW>The current base disk has an older version of libc5 than the one in the
DW>archive. This makes a bare install have some of the same characteristics
DW>of an upgrade. There appears to be a problem with the ftp method in this
DW>reguard. I just did a fresh install, with the current archive, from CD and
DW>everything worked fine.
DW>The prescribed solution:
DW>Treat this like an upgrade. After you reboot and answer the
DW>password/account questions, dselect is started. Exit dselect with Q and
DW>set up an ftp session. Download the libc5 version from the archives and
DW>install it with dpkg -i. At this point you should be able to proceed with
DW>the dselect ftp install. As a precaution, I would suggest at least one
DW>other package be installed this way before you begin the dselect
DW>installation, that being the perl package. This package is partially
DW>represented on the base disks and under certain circumstances (possibly
DW>related to the ftp method in dselect) doesn't behave as well as when
DW>"fully" configured. There is also the slim possibility that dselect go
DW>"broken" in some fashion by the partial installation and subsequent
DW>failures. Re-installing it, after libc5, "by hand", will certainly not
DW>hurt, and it could be a potential help.
DW>In any case, some subset of the above approach should get you out of
DW>trouble. I'm not sure what the proceedure is to recover from a broken
DW>system like the one you get with the ftp method. It appears that the other
DW>advice that you got on that front was less than successful. Try a fresh
DW>install, one more time ;-), and follow the above proceedure. It should
DW>provide you with more success than the "advertised" approach you have been
DW>On Sat, 5 Jul 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
DW>> Well here we go again....
DW>> A little background so some of you remember.....
DW>> I installed debain 1.3 (7) times. Have been having trouble getting
DW>> dselect to install files using the ftp access method. I keep getting
DW>> this can't map /lib/libc message.
DW>> Well someone sugested that I type this....
DW>> ln -s /lib/libc.so.5.4.33 libc.so
DW>> ln -s /lib/libm.so.5.4.33 libm.so
DW>> Well I did and I thought it was going to work... But I still get the
DW>> same error messages when using deselect.
DW>> Now I can install packages individually using dpkg -i <package> This
DW>> works fine and thats what I have been having to do.
DW>> So why do I get this error? Is this going to happen everytime I want
DW>> to use dselect to upgrade?? Is this suppose to be this way? I didn't
DW>> think so....
DW>> I am at a loss still... Any suggestions? Shall I start over?? Could
DW>> it simply be the mother board? I believe this is a HOT307 386
DW>> Motherboard with 8 megs ram.
DW>> This email originated from ourtownusa.com.
DW>aka Dale Scheetz Phone: 1 (904) 656-9769
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